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Title: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on July 31, 2014, 05:13:45 AM
So at the encouragement of @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) I am making this thread a couple of weeks before the season starts. It might not be used too much before then.

Anyway, it's intended as a place to discuss football happenings in other European leagues. I guess, given what people on here tend to watch, Spain, Italy and Germany will be the main ones, but feel free to talk about the Turkish or Portugese divisions if that's your thing.

There might be a bit of overlap with other threads (transfer rumours and today's football), but yeah I hope this will be useful.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on July 31, 2014, 05:15:36 AM
The Hungarian season's already under way. The Spray has been introduced, that's one technological advancement where we're ahead of the Premier League. :)
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Post by: Heisenberg on July 31, 2014, 06:56:31 AM
Not domestic. But Zenit were beated by AEL limasol in the champs league qualifiers today. Zenit are useless for a rich club
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Post by: Goaljira on July 31, 2014, 02:13:34 PM
That puts us down in the EL draw then, doesn't it, as they'd have a better co-efficient than us?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2014, 01:18:38 AM
What are people interested to keep on an eye on in Europe this season?

In Spain, I'm keen to see how Suarez, Messi and Neymar fit together at Barca, and whether Luis Enrique is the next Pep of next Vilanova.

In Germany, I want to see how Immobile measures up against Lewandowski.

In Italy, I'm interested in whether Roma can continue to progress, how Inzaghi gets on at Milan, and whether Allegri flops at Juve.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 01, 2014, 01:49:27 AM
Aren't Juve and Milan set to meet pretty early on in the season?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2014, 02:01:44 AM
Aren't Juve and Milan set to meet pretty early on in the season?

A few weeks in yeah.

Allegri should be up for it given how he was treated.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on August 01, 2014, 02:29:32 AM
I predominantly watch Spanish, so I'll be really interested to see how Mandzukic, Griezmann, Siquiera and Oblak replace Costa, Villa, Filipe Luis and Courtois and whether Atletico can sustain their challenge for a prolonged period. There's talk that Simeone wants to play more in wider areas and change the focus slightly, and Griezmann and Siquiera could be a particularly interesting combo.

Obviously the El Classico freakshow is going to be interesting as well. Rakitic at Barca, Kroos at Real, Suarez v Rodriguez. All a bit tacky, but will definitely make for some amazing games. Have no idea why Barca have spent so much on Jeremy Mathieu. Never looked anything special to me at Valencia, and he's soon 31. Bizarre.

Looking forward to seeing Jese Rodriguez a lot more, when he gets back from injury as well. Also interested to see how Rodrigo gets on at Valencia.

Going to try to catch some more Bundesliga as well, if I can. I imagine Lewandowski will have a stellar year, very interested to see how Immobile and Ramos do in his stead at Dortmund. I don't know the other Bundesliga sides well enough to comment, but I'm hoping to watch more and learn a bit this season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2014, 02:40:17 AM
Spanish football is the one I tend to watch the least. Not really sure why. I'm going to try and watch more this season.

Atletico look to have acquired some good players to replace the ones they've lost. Not sure about Oblak though. Surely someone better was available to replace Courtois? They strike me as more of a system-based team anyway so if they buy players who can fit in perhaps they'll be OK.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on August 01, 2014, 02:45:17 AM
Spanish football is the one I tend to watch the least. Not really sure why. I'm going to try and watch more this season.

Atletico look to have acquired some good players to replace the ones they've lost. Not sure about Oblak though. Surely someone better was available to replace Courtois? They strike me as more of a system-based team anyway so if they buy players who can fit in perhaps they'll be OK.

Not tactically complex enough for you is it, hillster? And I'm sure I remember you saying that you find Italian men more attractive than Spaniards and South Americans?

I don't see enough Serie A at all. Again I'm going to try to watch more, but only so many hours in the day and all that and I have easier access to La Liga.

Anyone going to challenge Juve then?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on August 01, 2014, 02:49:27 AM
Anyone going to give the Dutch league a watch?

Some great youngsters there I'm looking forward to watching more. Jordy clasie being the main attraction
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2014, 02:55:45 AM
Not tactically complex enough for you is it, hillster? And I'm sure I remember you saying that you find Italian men more attractive than Spaniards and South Americans?

I don't see enough Serie A at all. Again I'm going to try to watch more, but only so many hours in the day and all that and I have easier access to La Liga.

Anyone going to challenge Juve then?

Nowhere near enough. The day I see Sociedad or Villareal lining up 3-7-0 I'll start watching! And what can I say? Italian men have better hair and beards than Spaniards. Plus, I'm a sucker for a guy in Italian loafers  :blush:

Nah in all seriousness what I like about La Liga is how the vast majority of teams, if not all, actually play football. Less of that West Ham, Norwich City play-the-percentages shite. What puts me off - and I hate to be that guy - is the gamesmanship; but I think my view on this has been tainted by mainly watching El Clasicos.

Serie A is fairly accessible with a lot being on BT. I don't have BT at home but the fact it's on there means there's always a good stream available.

I think the only challenger this year will be Roma. While it's true Allegri is not Conte he is a good manager and, with the exception of Roma, Juventus have been so far ahead of the rest of the division these last few years that they could afford to drop fairly significantly and still be there or thereabouts. If Roma can replicate last season and Juve falter then an upset could be on the cards. I can't see anyone else challenging.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2014, 02:57:31 AM
Anyone going to give the Dutch league a watch?

Some great youngsters there I'm looking forward to watching more. Jordy clasie being the main attraction

Thought he looked well good in the few minutes he had at the World Cup, very confident on that stage given his age.

Feyenoord would have been a good watch if they hadn't done a Southampton and lost their manager and sold half their team.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on August 01, 2014, 03:03:54 AM
Thought he looked well good in the few minutes he had at the World Cup, very confident on that stage given his age.

Feyenoord would have been a good watch if they hadn't done a Southampton and lost their manager and sold half their team.

Ahhhh, who've they sold? They're who in looking forward to most really.

Some great young talent in that league elsewhere too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2014, 03:08:44 AM
Ahhhh, who've they sold? They're who in looking forward to most really.

Some great young talent in that league elsewhere too.

BMI, De Vrij, Janmaat and Pelle. Maybe big clubs sniffing around Clasie. They've still got that Vilhena, Kongolo and Jean-Paul Boetius

Just looked it up and supposedly Khalid Bhoularouz plays for them. That fucker must have played for every club in Europe :snigger:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on August 01, 2014, 03:09:57 AM
Anyone going to give the Dutch league a watch?

Some great youngsters there I'm looking forward to watching more. Jordy clasie being the main attraction

I think you should Ram, and become NSNO's Dutch correspondent. Rumours that Si and Bally will pay for a couple of trips to the Dam as well, if you take up the role. Lot of exciting kids always coming through there as you say. Would definitely like to see some live football in Holland, if and when I get the chance to go back, but don't get to see any as it stands really apart from their CL and EL teams in Europe.

Nowhere near enough. The day I see Sociedad or Villareal lining up 3-7-0 I'll start watching! And what can I say? Italian men have better hair and beards than Spaniards. Plus, I'm a sucker for a guy in Italian loafers  :blush:

Nah in all seriousness what I like about La Liga is how the vast majority of teams, if not all, actually play football. Less of that West Ham, Norwich City play-the-percentages shite. What puts me off - and I hate to be that guy - is the gamesmanship; but I think my view on this has been tainted by mainly watching El Clasicos.

Serie A is fairly accessible with a lot being on BT. I don't have BT at home but the fact it's on there means there's always a good stream available.

I think the only challenger this year will be Roma. While it's true Allegri is not Conte he is a good manager and, with the exception of Roma, Juventus have been so far ahead of the rest of the division these last few years that they could afford to drop fairly significantly and still be there or thereabouts. If Roma can replicate last season and Juve falter then an upset could be on the cards. I can't see anyone else challenging.

No it's fair what you say about La Liga, and the playacting runs through the whole league really, there's no denying that. Sky's coverage is very Real/Barca centric, so you only get to see the other teams as an afterthought. On the other hand, last season almost all Atletico games were also shown, and you do get to see a fair bit of Valencia, Bilbao and Sevilla as well, which is good. Most teams in the division have brilliant little technical players, and as you suggest, all the teams are very technical and ability focussed.

Most exciting/interesting transfers in Serie A this year then?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 01, 2014, 03:14:35 AM
This thread is going a bit yewtree
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2014, 03:23:00 AM

Most exciting/interesting transfers in Serie A this year then?

Maybe Morata as it's debatable whether he's actually good or not, and he's gone for a big fee. M'Vila has finally got a move to a big club so it will be interesting to see if he delivers on his potential. And probably Ashley Cole as it's highly atypical. I'm interested to see if Cerci moves to one of the bigger clubs.

It sounds boring but perhaps the most important transfers are those which haven't happened. Vidal and Caudrado having been heavily linked with moves away look likely to stay. Holding on to your biggest and best players is a sign of strength for any league.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 01, 2014, 04:28:17 AM
Cuadrado's agent came out today and said he's spoken to many clubs so I wouldn't be surprised if he's still on the move to Barcelona.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on August 04, 2014, 10:11:50 PM
Possible (and welcome) changes to how the money is distributed in La Liga.

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Spanish clubs have moved closer to adopting a similar television rights model as the Premier League, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu tells The Times.

At present, La Liga sides negotiate their own TV deals, unlike the collective approach undertaken by the Premier League which sees TV revenue distributed more evenly.
"Barcelona and Madrid sell individually and we negotiate with a lot of success," says Bartomeu. "That helps us to have as many of the best players in the world as possible. But we know the problem: the Premier League is very competitive."
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Post by: ally2 on August 05, 2014, 04:24:10 AM

Possible (and welcome) changes to how the money is distributed in La Liga.

There's no way Barca and Real Madrid will let the current arrangement fall down. They'd lose millions.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on August 05, 2014, 12:35:53 PM
There's no way Barca and Real Madrid will let the current arrangement fall down. They'd lose millions.

Depends whether they think they'll end up with less money individually if people get bored of the usual processions in games.

They can see that a more competitive PL still generates huge money.

Otherwise yes, I'd agree.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 09, 2014, 11:53:27 PM
Here's a good article by Dietmar Hamaan about Bayern, focusing on whether Guardiola actually wants Lewandowski in his team

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/09/robert-lewandowski-best-striker-bayern-munich (http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/09/robert-lewandowski-best-striker-bayern-munich)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 16, 2014, 11:57:52 PM
Guardiola says Bayern will sign a replacement for Javi Martinez, who is injured until the new year.

Did anyone see the Germany Supercup? Guardiola lined up 3-4-3 with half of his team out of position. His tinkering is frankly ridiculous and the more he does it the more I think it's self-consciously intended to cultivate an air of tactical genius, and it regularly backfires.

The worst example was Alaba - who has all the attributes of the perfect full back, and none of the attributes to play at centreback -  who was played on the left of the back three to accommodate new signing Juan Bernat as a left wing back. Silly.

Thankfully, the Bundesliga proper starts next weekend.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 17, 2014, 12:32:39 AM
Guardiola says Bayern will sign a replacement for Javi Martinez, who is injured until the new year.

Did anyone see the Germany Supercup? Guardiola lined up 3-4-3 with half of his team out of position. His tinkering is frankly ridiculous and the more he does it the more I think it's self-consciously intended to cultivate an air of tactical genius, and it regularly backfires.

The worst example was Alaba - who has all the attributes of the perfect full back, and none of the attributes to play at centreback -  who was played on the left of the back three to accommodate new signing Juan Bernat as a left wing back. Silly.

Thankfully, the Bundesliga proper starts next weekend.

Yeah I watched that match. You've got to love the intensity that the game was played at (perhaps more by Borussia Dortmund than Bayern Munich) compared to that of the Community Shield. Mind you, it was at Dortmund's ground which probably added to the spice of the game.

As you say they were absolute mess. Borussia Dortmund, unsurprisingly were pressing high up the pitch and the Bayern defence couldn't cope with it, meaning all Dortmund had to do was punish the mistakes and it was a surprise they only scored 2 goals in the end. Most of the match seemed to be played in Bayern's half.

Not that you can take a whole lot from it. There were still a few players missing from Bayern (and Dortmund) and I think Dortmund won the super cup 4-2 the previous season without it making much difference.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 17, 2014, 12:43:52 AM
Yeah I watched that match. You've got to love the intensity that the game was played at (perhaps more by Borussia Dortmund than Bayern Munich) compared to that of the Community Shield. Mind you, it was at Dortmund's ground which probably added to the spice of the game.

As you say they were absolute mess. Borussia Dortmund, unsurprisingly were pressing high up the pitch and the Bayern defence couldn't cope with it, meaning all Dortmund had to do was punish the mistakes and it was a surprise they only scored 2 goals in the end. Most of the match seemed to be played in Bayern's half.

Not that you can take a whole lot from it. There were still a few players missing from Bayern (and Dortmund) and I think Dortmund won the super cup 4-2 the previous season without it making much difference.

It seemed to me that Bayern lined up how they did in an attempt to beat Dortmund's press and play round it. It was apparent they were completely failing to do so but Guardiola never changed it. He's such a fundamentalist. It looks to me like Bayern aren't anywhere near as good as his Barca team were at playing football from the goalkeeper and CBs.

I like Dortmund a lot largely because they seem to be the only team willing to play against Bayern like that. The games between them are always close. If Dortmund can keep everyone fit this season there's no reason why they can't challenge.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 17, 2014, 06:43:39 AM
PSG 2-0 Bastia

Zlatan went off injured and Brandao nutted Thiago Motta in the face in the tunnel after the game.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/aug/16/paris-saint-germain-brandao-headbutt-thiago-motta (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/aug/16/paris-saint-germain-brandao-headbutt-thiago-motta)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 17, 2014, 06:48:57 AM
lolol love the way he legs it after the headbutt.
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Post by: Shogun on August 19, 2014, 08:55:03 PM
Guiseppe Rossi injured again, though only for a short period of time.

Fiorentina are going to struggle if they lose Cuadrado considering Gomez and Rossi are made of glass.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 21, 2014, 05:31:48 PM
Good Bundesliga preview here.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/21/bayern-munich-borussia-dortmund-bundesliga-preview (http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/21/bayern-munich-borussia-dortmund-bundesliga-preview)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 22, 2014, 09:20:24 PM
You watching Bayern v Wolfsburg tonight Hill?

I'm not really into the Bundesliga but it'll be a decent watch ahead of the second leg of the super cup.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 22, 2014, 09:41:14 PM
You watching Bayern v Wolfsburg tonight Hill?

I'm not really into the Bundesliga but it'll be a decent watch ahead of the second leg of the super cup.

Balls. I completely forgot the BL has games on a Friday night and I made plans. I'll have to miss it.

Wolfsburg have a good team. The missing piece of the puzzle was a good number 9 and they pursued a lot of targets but ended up with Bendtner. They could have mounted a serious challenge for the CL places otherwise.

Also, I hope Bayern don't sign Benatia.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 23, 2014, 01:04:25 AM
Looks like you might miss a treat.

Seems as though Bayern are lining up with a back 3 of Lahm, Badstuber and Dante.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on August 23, 2014, 05:04:06 AM
Athletico are a joy to watch.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 23, 2014, 05:19:44 AM
So I caught a bit of the Bayern VFL game and it looks like Bayern were lucky to get away with it. Couldn't work out what formation they were playing. Looked like a back four but the centrebacks seemed pinned over to the left as if a third one should be on the right hand side, but there wasn't one.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 23, 2014, 06:39:06 AM
The Bayern-Wolfsburg match was won, or rather lost, in the first half as Wolfsburg just didn't turn up. I know it was only 1-0 at that point but had they played like they did in the second half then they wouldn't have left without a point. Wolfsburg couldn't get the ball in the first half and when they did, their attacks tended to break down. Rodriguez at left back for Wolfsburg was having a shocker of a match as well.

Arnold came on at half time and Wolfsburg had a bit of a reshuffle, most notably with De Bruyne switching wings and it worked a lot better. Olic scored an absolute beauty from the edge of the box against his former club and they should have equalise when Malanda latched onto a cross and had his shot saved by Neuer from about 8 yards and then he fluffed the rebound from a yard out and put it wide.

Bayern had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside, though it wasn't given offside until the officials spoke to each other to ask if Muller got a touch on the shot which they decided he did. Whether he did or not, he wasn't offside.

Bayern played 3 at the back for much of the game but they were holding out for the win in the last 15 minutes or so which is why it would have been more difficult to make out their shape.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 24, 2014, 12:28:21 AM
Dortmund Leverkusen kicked off at the same time as our game. Dortmund playing a rather strange lineup with a lot of important players on the bench or not in the squad. They're losing 0-1 currently after conceding in the first minute.

Edit: both the official BL website and Whoscored have Dortmund playing a diamond in midfield with Immobile and Aubameyang up front, with Reus in the hole.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 24, 2014, 01:52:26 AM
Bilbao's goalkeeper just scored a header against 9 men Malaga in injury time to make it 1-1 and it's been disallowed for absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on August 24, 2014, 04:09:49 AM

Bilbao's goalkeeper just scored a header against 9 men Malaga in injury time to make it 1-1 and it's been disallowed for absolutely nothing.

Proper shades of Villareal there!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 24, 2014, 11:59:01 PM
The drama didn't end there either.

Sevilla 1-1 Valencia - Valencia had a man sent off at 1-0 down and managed to equalised with a few minutes to go.

Almeria 1-1 Español - Español had a man sent off for two soft yellow cards after about half an hour. Stadium lights went out second half for about 10 minutes and Español equalised in the 103rd minute after 12 minutes of injury time.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 27, 2014, 02:50:50 AM
Roma have sold Serie A's best defender Benatia to Bayern. That's not going to help their title hopes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on August 27, 2014, 04:02:34 AM
Roma have sold Serie A's best defender Benatia to Bayern. That's not going to help their title hopes.

They've bought that Manolas that was signing for us then changed his mind at the last minute.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 27, 2014, 08:12:47 PM
great article detailing why Real selling Di Maria might be a big mistake. i think it could constitute another Makele moment.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/26/angel-di-maria-manchester-united-real-madrid-lionel-messi (http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/26/angel-di-maria-manchester-united-real-madrid-lionel-messi)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 27, 2014, 08:22:28 PM
great article detailing why Real selling Di Maria might be a big mistake. i think it could constitute another Makele moment.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/26/angel-di-maria-manchester-united-real-madrid-lionel-messi (http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/26/angel-di-maria-manchester-united-real-madrid-lionel-messi)
Let's see if he as a big a success as ozil
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 27, 2014, 08:53:42 PM
Let's see if he as a big a success as ozil

Not suggesting he will be a success for Man Utd, but that Real Madrid are selling their most important player from last season: a man who played the role of two players and allowed them to accommodate Bale and Ronaldo. He gave them balance.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 27, 2014, 09:00:23 PM
Not suggesting he will be a success for Man Utd, but that Real Madrid are selling their most important player from last season: a man who played the role of two players and allowed them to accommodate Bale and Ronaldo. He gave them balance.
I would assume they think james will be able to do this
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 29, 2014, 01:24:11 AM
Torres to Milan looks like a goer. Milan are ridiculous. They've become a parody of themselves in terms of acquiring past it players with massive wage demands. Serie A has a reputation as the league where players end up when they're not fit for the top level any more, but Milan are almost entirely responsible for it.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on August 29, 2014, 01:31:27 AM
Xabi Alonso going to Bayern? Didn't see that one coming.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2014, 01:44:30 AM
Going to try and forget that ridiculous game by moving straight on to Fiorentina against Roma on the first Serie A weekend.

No Rossi or Gomez for Viola, and for Roma four debutants including Ashley Cole.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2014, 11:31:04 PM
Watching Milan Lazio. The pitch at the San Siro is fucking massive! Like counter-productively so.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on August 31, 2014, 11:40:25 PM
Hill. Give us a 'team to watch' in serie A

Torino tickle my fancy a bit
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on August 31, 2014, 11:40:33 PM
Watching Milan Lazio. The pitch at the San Siro is fucking massive! Like counter-productively so.

Massive? Goodisons pitch is much bigger mate.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2014, 11:43:36 PM
Massive? Goodisons pitch is much bigger mate.

It looks huge. Both teams are struggling to get the ball from one side to the other because it's so long.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2014, 11:46:31 PM
Hill. Give us a 'team to watch' in serie A

Torino tickle my fancy a bit

Torino are good to watch but they've lost Immobile and are about to lose Cerci so it remains to be seen how they'll get on. They're on BT later against Inter who would be my bet to watch as they've got some interesting new signings and it will be good to see if they change their system to accommodate them.

The best teams to watch from a footballing perspective are probably Roma and Fiorentina, who played yesterday, and Juventus who might be more expansive now Conte's gone.

Edit: Also Udinese. They have an exciting young coach.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on August 31, 2014, 11:50:37 PM
Torino are good to watch but they've lost Immobile and are about to lose Cerci so it remains to be seen how they'll get on. They're on BT later against Inter who would be my bet to watch as they've got some interesting new signings and it will be good to see if they change their system to accommodate them.

The best teams to watch from a footballing perspective are probably Roma and Fiorentina, who played yesterday, and Juventus who might be more expansive now Conte's gone.

Edit: Also Udinese. They have an exciting young coach.

Wanna try to get into it as there's a lot of good teams in there. I know juve have blitzed it in recent years, but as you say, the likes of udinese, fiorentina, are good teams who could really achieve something.

Don't udinese have a 17 year old first choice keeper?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2014, 11:55:42 PM
Was far too emotionally drained to watch Roma-Fiorentina yesterday. Roma pretty much dominated from what I did see.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2014, 11:58:09 PM
Wanna try to get into it as there's a lot of good teams in there. I know juve have blitzed it in recent years, but as you say, the likes of udinese, fiorentina, are good teams who could really achieve something.

Don't udinese have a 17 year old first choice keeper?

He's 18 now and been demoted to the bench. But they have very high hopes for him. Udinese are unpredictable as their playing personnel changes so much season by season.

Their new manager was a youth coach at Inter, won the youth CL and was hailed as the next big thing. He was given the senior job, they finished 9th and he was binned off. Perhaps it came too soon and away from the spotlight he might be able to get it to work.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2014, 11:59:46 PM
Was far too emotionally drained to watch Roma-Fiorentina yesterday. Roma pretty much dominated from what I did see.

Roma dominated the first half but Fiorentina rallied in the second. De Sanctis made two great saves to deny them an equaliser. Roma got a breakaway goal right at the end which killed it. Naingolan was unstoppable and if Gervinho could keep his cool in front of goal he'd score 30 a season in their system. He was very good last night.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 05, 2014, 04:22:41 AM
It was Gervinho's saved shot which produced the same goal IIRC.

Did Torino replace Immobile & Cerci?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 05, 2014, 06:21:40 PM
It was Gervinho's saved shot which produced the same goal IIRC.

Did Torino replace Immobile & Cerci?

They got Quagliarella from Juventus who I think was underused as he's a good player. Don't think they've got a Cerci replacement in but rather Larrondo has been given the chance to step up in to his place. Didn't help his cause by missing a penalty against Inter.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 06, 2014, 05:10:43 PM
Guiseppe Rossi out for another 5 months.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 12, 2014, 06:46:28 AM
Stolen from another forum:

This weekends European Football TV Schedule

Friday 12th September

7:55pm - Almeria vs Cordoba - Sky Sports 5

Saturday 13th September

5:00pm - Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao - Sky Sports 5
5:15pm - Empoli vs Roma - BT Sport 2
5:30pm - Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke - BT Sport 1
7:00pm - Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports 5
7:00pm - Saint Etienne vs Caen - BT Sport 2
7:30pm - Juventus vs Udinese - BT Sport 1
9:00pm - Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad - Sky Sports 5

Sunday 14th September

2:15pm - Fiorentina vs Genoa - BT Sport 2
2:30pm - Frankfurt vs Augsburg - ESPN
3:55pm - Valencia vs Espanyol - Sky Sports 5
4:30pm - Hannover vs Hamburg - BT Sport 1
5:00pm - Vitoria Guimaraes vs FC Porto - BT Sport 2
6:00pm - Sevilla vs Getafe - Sky Sports 5
7:45pm - Parma vs AC Milan - BT Sport 1
8:00pm - Granada vs Villarreal - Sky Sports 5

Monday 15th September

7:45pm - Eibar vs Deportivo La Coruna - Sky Sports 5
7:45pm - Verona vs Palermo - BT Sport 1
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 13, 2014, 05:43:11 AM
Stolen from another forum:

This weekends European Football TV Schedule

Friday 12th September

7:55pm - Almeria vs Cordoba - Sky Sports 5

Saturday 13th September

5:00pm - Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao - Sky Sports 5
5:15pm - Empoli vs Roma - BT Sport 2
5:30pm - Borussia Monchengladbach vs Schalke - BT Sport 1
7:00pm - Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid - Sky Sports 5
7:00pm - Saint Etienne vs Caen - BT Sport 2
7:30pm - Juventus vs Udinese - BT Sport 1
9:00pm - Celta Vigo vs Real Sociedad - Sky Sports 5

Sunday 14th September

2:15pm - Fiorentina vs Genoa - BT Sport 2
2:30pm - Frankfurt vs Augsburg - ESPN
3:55pm - Valencia vs Espanyol - Sky Sports 5
4:30pm - Hannover vs Hamburg - BT Sport 1
5:00pm - Vitoria Guimaraes vs FC Porto - BT Sport 2
6:00pm - Sevilla vs Getafe - Sky Sports 5
7:45pm - Parma vs AC Milan - BT Sport 1
8:00pm - Granada vs Villarreal - Sky Sports 5

Monday 15th September

7:45pm - Eibar vs Deportivo La Coruna - Sky Sports 5
7:45pm - Verona vs Palermo - BT Sport 1


Big stuff that. Gonna spend the whole day watching football tomorrow. A good choice of games for after ours.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 13, 2014, 06:06:11 AM
Big stuff that. Gonna spend the whole day watching football tomorrow. A good choice of games for after ours.

Not watching the X Factor mate? ;)

Think I'll be doing the same:

Arsenal v City
WBA v Everton
Barcelona v Bilbao
Real v Atletico
Celta v Real Sociedad


You watching the Madrid derby or Juve?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 13, 2014, 06:26:47 AM
Not watching the X Factor mate? ;)

Think I'll be doing the same:

Arsenal v City
WBA v Everton
Barcelona v Bilbao
Real v Atletico
Celta v Real Sociedad


You watching the Madrid derby or Juve?


Gonna go Juventus, but I'll likely watch Barcelona and Bilbao before hand.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 13, 2014, 11:07:40 PM
Fuck. Bilbao Barce kicked off at three. Can't be watching the Shite so I'm gonna go for Empoli Roma. But my internet is being a right twat so might watch nothing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 13, 2014, 11:09:25 PM
Also, Kagawa scored for Dortmund in his first game since his return.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: blueToffee on September 14, 2014, 01:56:58 AM
Madrid derby shaping up for an interesting second half. Good game so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 14, 2014, 02:45:49 AM
First I've seen of Allegri's Juventus tonight. In pre-season Marchisio said they had been given a lot more freedom to express themselves in possession compared to what Conte allowed and it's definitely noticeable. They're playing the same 3-5-2 but there is more flair and unpredictability to their play. Under Conte they were quite rigid in their division of responsibilities but they look more content to play football throughout the whole team rather than solely through Pirlo and to a lesser extent Bonucci. It will be interesting to see how Pirlo fits in to it when he returns.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on September 14, 2014, 02:51:16 AM
any footie on now after Atletico?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 14, 2014, 11:14:23 PM
Inter - who have struggled for goals under Mazzari - mashed Sassuolo 7-0.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 15, 2014, 01:45:43 AM
Watching Parma Milan on Liverpool TV. This game was a 4-3 goalfest last season. Hopefully in for more of the same but unlikely.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 15, 2014, 02:13:52 AM
Inter - who have struggled for goals under Mazzari - mashed Sassuolo 7-0.

You can just imagine sassuolo thinking "ohh well, it won't be as bad as when we lost 7-0 last season" and then boom, 7-0 again. Icardi hat trick as well, it's going to be a big season for him.

I see Napoli lost at home as well, the pressure must be piling on Benitez now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 15, 2014, 02:34:35 AM
You can just imagine sassuolo thinking "ohh well, it won't be as bad as when we lost 7-0 last season" and then boom, 7-0 again. Icardi hat trick as well, it's going to be a big season for him.

I see Napoli lost at home as well, the pressure must be piling on Benitez now.


Yeah Napoli were lucky to beat Genoa in the first week too. Scored in the very last minute. Bizarrely, their fans keep getting on Insigne's back, despite him being the only home-grown player at the club, and often the only Italian in the line-up.

Parma and Milan might yet live up to last season's game. It's 3-1 to Milan at half time. They look very accomplished. For the second game in a row Menez has dived to win, and scored from, a penalty.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 15, 2014, 03:15:48 AM
Haha! It's 4-3 again. This time to Milan. Serious deja vu with today's Serie A games.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on September 15, 2014, 03:37:03 AM
Just seen the Menez goal.

Decent that like
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 15, 2014, 03:40:57 AM
Just seen the Menez goal.

Decent that like

He put in a performance Suarez would have been proud of. Diving to win a penalty, diving to get a player sent off, scoring a boss goal from nothing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 15, 2014, 03:42:25 AM
That was the most ridiculous game I've seen since Everton against Chelsea. Highlight being De Sciglio deciding to pass it back to Diego Lopez from near the half way line, through the air. Diego Lopez in contorting his body to control the pass tore his hamstring and fell over as it bounced in to the net lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on September 15, 2014, 03:54:36 AM
wow - didn't know Cristiano Lucarelli was still playing!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on September 15, 2014, 03:55:55 AM
wow - didn't know Cristiano Lucarelli was still playing!

edit - ahh, he isn't! It's Alessandro.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 19, 2014, 09:09:38 PM
This weekends European Football TV schedule

Friday 19th September

7:30pm - Freiburg vs Hertha Berlin - ESPN
7:55pm - Elche vs Eibar - Sky Sports 5

Saturday 20th September

12:00pm - Greuther Furth vs Kaiserslautern - BT Sport 2
5:30pm - Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund - BT Sport 1
7:00pm - Atletico Madrid vs Celta Vigo - Sky Sports 5
7:00pm - Nantes vs Nice - BT Sport 2
7:30pm - AC Milan vs Juventus - BT Sport 1
9:00pm - Espanyol vs Malaga - Sky Sports 5

Sunday 21st September

11:30am - Chievo vs Parma - ESPN
1:20pm - Feyenoord vs Ajax - Sky Sports 5
2:00pm - Roma vs Cagliari - ESPN
2:30pm - Wolfsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen - BT Sport 1
4:00pm - Monaco vs Guimgamp - ESPN
4:30pm - FC Köln vs Borussia Monchengladbach - BT Sport 2
5:00pm - Udinese vs Napoli - BT Sport 1
5:55pm - Cordoba vs Sevilla - Sky Sports 5
7:45pm - Palermo vs Inter Milan - BT Sport 1
8:00pm - Levante vs Barcelona - Sky Sports 5
8:00pm - Paris Saint-Germain vs Lyon - BT Sport 2

Monday 22nd September

7:45pm - Getafe vs Valencia - Sky Sports 5



Think I'll only watch Milan-Juve from that and maybe Caligari-Roma.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 19, 2014, 10:43:45 PM
Milan Juventus is going to be big.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thornton_19 on September 20, 2014, 08:10:15 PM
Think the Dortmund and Roma games could be good as well tbh. Milan vs. Juve is the one to watch though 100%
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 20, 2014, 08:29:18 PM
Yeah with the paucity of prem action today I think i'll watch Mainz against Dortmund before Milan and Juventus.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 20, 2014, 10:56:02 PM
Deportivo la Coruna 2 - 8 Real Madrid
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 20, 2014, 10:58:16 PM
Hernandez goal was a belter
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 20, 2014, 10:58:35 PM

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 20, 2014, 11:28:29 PM
So when do the shite play Real Madrid?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 21, 2014, 02:01:28 AM
Terrible game in Milan so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 21, 2014, 02:06:39 AM
Milan content to try and contain Juve and hit them on the break.

Only problem is they're not breaking.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 21, 2014, 02:38:10 AM
It livened up alot after 15 minutes.

Marchisio doing a good Pirlo impersonation. Muntari doing his usual impersonation of a pub player.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 21, 2014, 02:43:31 AM
Yeah it's turned into a great match, wouldn't be surprised to see a red card either (probably Muntari). Looked like Juve were taking charge at one point until Menez got that breakaway which ultimately pushed him out wide.

Tevez starting to get more involved as well.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on September 21, 2014, 02:53:56 AM
outrageous goal from Pablo Hernandez


Pablo Hernandez Scorpion Goal Atletico de Madrid vs Celta de Vigo 2 -2 La Liga Spain 20.09.14 (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26bhwo)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 21, 2014, 03:21:54 AM
What a reverse pass from Pogba for the goal! He'll be reaching Yaya Toure levels soon.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 22, 2014, 02:38:17 AM
Watching Inter at Palermo. Palermo doing a bit of a number on them. Pressing hard which is unusual for the league and they're newly promoted. Inter are dull as dishwater. Kovacic scored a good goal a week after getting his first in Serie A. They play through him almost entirely and it's too much for his young shoulders.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 22, 2014, 05:17:46 AM
Unsurprisingly Kovacic scored the equaliser!

Nice to see Fiorentina get their first win even if it was a narrow 1-0, looks like they played 3 at the back. I guess Richards isn't ready yet.

Another defeat for Napoli, Rafa will be back at Liverpool next year I think.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 24, 2014, 05:04:34 AM
Milan came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Empoli. Torres scored on his full debut and Van Ginkel went off after half an hour so I'm guessing he's injured.

Edit: even more surprisingly, fucking Massimo Maccarone is still playing. For Empoli.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 25, 2014, 02:24:24 AM
Dortmund currently losing 0-1 at home to Stuttgart (65 mins gone).

Putting some pressure on but Stuttgart have been a threat throughout.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 25, 2014, 02:25:21 AM
Looking like new lows for Napoli
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 25, 2014, 02:26:15 AM
0-2 Stuttgart now (67 mins)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 25, 2014, 02:32:01 AM
1-2 Aubameyang (sp) 72 mins - lol subbed straight away too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 25, 2014, 02:44:30 AM
2-2 Immobile's first Bundesliga goal (85 mins)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 25, 2014, 02:49:26 AM
Was thinking of watching the BVB game. Should have done.

What's happened to them these last two seasons? They're so inconsistent.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 25, 2014, 02:51:14 AM
Looking like new lows for Napoli

I saw the second half against Udinese the other day. They were rubbish. Rafa rested all the big names after playing them in the Europa League midweek. They lost 1-0, conceding to the opponent's only real chance on goal, just like against Chievo the other week.

Rafa's rotation makes absolutely no sense. Rudi G shows him up when it comes to squad rotation. I reckon he'll be gone soon.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 25, 2014, 02:55:31 AM
Was thinking of watching the BVB game. Should have done.

What's happened to them these last two seasons? They're so inconsistent.

Never seem to have a full team out due to injuries.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 25, 2014, 03:08:07 AM

I saw the second half against Udinese the other day. They were rubbish. Rafa rested all the big names after playing them in the Europa League midweek. They lost 1-0, conceding to the opponent's only real chance on goal, just like against Chievo the other week.

Rafa's rotation makes absolutely no sense. Rudi G shows him up when it comes to squad rotation. I reckon he'll be gone soon.

Speaking of Roma managers. Spalletti is supposed to be lined up for the Napoli job.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on September 25, 2014, 04:09:43 AM
I saw the second half against Udinese the other day. They were rubbish. Rafa rested all the big names after playing them in the Europa League midweek. They lost 1-0, conceding to the opponent's only real chance on goal, just like against Chievo the other week.

Rafa's rotation makes absolutely no sense. Rudi G shows him up when it comes to squad rotation. I reckon he'll be gone soon.

Substitute Everton for Napoli
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 26, 2014, 04:05:17 AM
Anybody seen much of Enrique's Barcelona so far?

Sounds like a bit of culture shock for the fans.

13/15 points
11 Goals scored
0 Goals conceded.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 26, 2014, 01:02:17 PM
Anybody seen much of Enrique's Barcelona so far?

Sounds like a bit of culture shock for the fans.

13/15 points
11 Goals scored
0 Goals conceded.

Watched them on Weds night in the 0-0 at Málaga.

The pitch was very sandy so it didn't look the best to play on, therefore it was hard to make immediate comparisons with prior years.

They did seem to want to stretch the pitch a bit more, maybe to draw the opposition out to create space but as a result the team looked less fluid and cohesive.

As I say, don't know if that was a one off or a new plan.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on September 26, 2014, 01:15:02 PM
Also seems like Messi is playing a deeper role. Almost like a number 10. Guess Enrique wants. Him to feed Neymar and Suarez. Weird taking a 40 goal a season man and playing him deeper. Doesn't make sense.sure Messi will be brilliant playing. There but he offers so much more scoring goals
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on September 28, 2014, 02:26:22 AM
Also seems like Messi is playing a deeper role. Almost like a number 10. Guess Enrique wants. Him to feed Neymar and Suarez. Weird taking a 40 goal a season man and playing him deeper. Doesn't make sense.sure Messi will be brilliant playing. There but he offers so much more scoring goals

Is this some sort of sick joke by black cunts that white cunts don't get??

Cos I'm not fackin larffin!!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2014, 05:25:11 AM
Dortmund lost in the derby against Schalke. 7 points behind Bayern already.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2014, 05:28:17 AM
Aye they're a very erratic side and definitely missing Hummels.

Juventus seem to be reliant on Tevez to score so far this season. Though, I don't think they've conceded many.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2014, 05:31:06 AM
Aye they're a very erratic side and definitely missing Hummels.

Juventus seem to be reliant on Tevez to score so far this season. Though, I don't think they've conceded many.

They've conceded zero. Looking ominous. Although Roma have conceded what, one?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2014, 05:35:20 AM
They've conceded zero. Looking ominous. Although Roma have conceded what, one?

Roma have been impressive right across the board this season. Incredible considering they lost Benatia in the summer, though Manolas had had some pretty decent reviews.

Any idea who's on BT Sport tomorrow?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2014, 05:40:16 AM
Roma have been impressive right across the board this season. Incredible considering they lost Benatia in the summer, though Manolas had had some pretty decent reviews.

Any idea who's on BT Sport tomorrow?

I guess Genoa Sampdoria tomorrow night. One of the BL games during the day perhaps? Not a lot to look forward to in Italy, Germany or England this Sunday. Might watch Sociedad vs Valencia on sky.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2014, 05:46:44 AM
Just had a look and Hamburg are on about 5. Inter v Cagliari is on at 2 on ESPN so will probably watch that or find a stream for Torino-Fiorentina. Even though Fiorentina can't buy a goal.

La Liga has been pretty good so far this year.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2014, 09:19:59 PM
mad game at the San Siro with Inter losing 1-4 at home to Cagliari, who are shite.

Cagliari have missed a pen too. Given away by Vidic (again), saved by Handanovic (again). Don't think I've ever seen one go past him. Vidic has been awful so far this season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on September 28, 2014, 09:42:02 PM
Is this some sort of sick joke by black cunts that white cunts don't get??

Cos I'm not fackin larffin!!

You lost me there Gaz Spaz
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on September 28, 2014, 10:44:14 PM
You lost me there Gaz Spaz

Haha not been called that in years!

It's a quote from Rory Breaker in the film lock stock and two smoking barrels!

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 30, 2014, 12:55:45 AM
Half time in the Udinese v Parma match. Unsurprisingly give Parma's record so far this season, there's been 4 goals and it's 2-2.

I only turned it on at 1-1 as I forgot it was on. Parma were the better team but went 2-1 down in the 44th minute thanks to Di Natale's second goal of the match. commentator said that he's had 5 shots this season and scored 4 goals.

Widmer gave away a silly penalty a couple of minutes later and Cassano did a Panenka down the middle. Lovely stuff and a great match.


@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) You watching?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 30, 2014, 01:31:30 AM
Half time in the Udinese v Parma match. Unsurprisingly give Parma's record so far this season, there's been 4 goals and it's 2-2.

I only turned it on at 1-1 as I forgot it was on. Parma were the better team but went 2-1 down in the 44th minute thanks to Di Natale's second goal of the match. commentator said that he's had 5 shots this season and scored 4 goals.

Widmer gave away a silly penalty a couple of minutes later and Cassano did a Panenka down the middle. Lovely stuff and a great match.


@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) You watching?


Nah, I also forgot it was on.

Udinese have been doing well this season. I've seem them a couple of times this season and it's surprising they are where they are considering how negative they look. Albeit I saw them against Juventus and Napoli so perhaps not a fair representation.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 30, 2014, 01:35:10 AM
They've been equally negative today. They've had 4 shots and scored 3 goals. They came out for the second half in control and scored through and scored through a great acrobatic goal from the centre back. Parma well on top now though.

Parma should be leading but they're trying to force things too much now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 30, 2014, 01:37:59 AM
Parma down to ten men. Acquah getting a second booking for a ridiculously stupid mistimed tackle.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 30, 2014, 01:45:26 AM
4-2 game over. Udinese are pretty ruthless.

Next Sunday is going to be great. United v Everton followed by Chelsea v Arsenal followed by Juventus v Roma.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on October 04, 2014, 09:24:59 PM
Valencia ruining Atletico 3-0 after 24 mins in La Liga.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 04, 2014, 09:47:43 PM
Big stuff in Europe today. Valencia winning and Dortmund losing at home to bottom club Hamburg, again.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 05, 2014, 12:36:30 AM
Dortmund have been pretty poor in the league this season, they're missing Hummels massively. Pretty sure Hamburg went about the first 5 matches of the season without scoring a goal.

Assume that it is just an European hangover for Atleti.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 05, 2014, 12:38:38 AM
Dortmund have been pretty poor in the league this season, they're missing Hummels massively. Pretty sure Hamburg went about the first 5 matches of the season without scoring a goal.

Assume that it is just an European hangover for Atleti.


Shut up Shogun, Hummels played.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 05, 2014, 02:51:53 AM
Daniele Rugani called up to the Italy squad for the first time. He's the Italian John Stones. 20 years old, came through the youth ranks at Empoli and is in his first season in Serie A where he's supposedly doing very well. The interest thing? He's co-owned by - and will surely move to - Juventus. Is there a better recruitment policy in Europe at the moment?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 05, 2014, 02:56:45 AM
Co-Ownerships are to be no more from June 2015 aren't they?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 05, 2014, 03:08:28 AM
Co-Ownerships are to be no more from June 2015 aren't they?

Yeah. They will all have to be settled. As well as Rugani, Juventus have options on the best three young Italian strikers: Berardi, Zaza and Gabbiadini.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 05, 2014, 03:12:13 AM
Is that the Gabbiadini who plays for Sampdoria? I'm sure they'll just buy them and loan them out to clubs when it happens.

Speaking of Juve strikers, how's Llorente done for Juventus since his move the other season? I know Tevez has started like a house of fire this season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 05, 2014, 03:17:33 AM
Is that the Gabbiadini who plays for Sampdoria? I'm sure they'll just buy them and loan them out to clubs when it happens.

Speaking of Juve strikers, how's Llorente done for Juventus since his move the other season? I know Tevez has started like a house of fire this season.

Yeah that's him. Yeah and then they'll all re-appear at the age of 27 playing really well for other clubs. It might be different with Juventus who are happier to give youth a try.

LLorente's been pretty good. Started off badly but once up to speed scored fairly regularly. Suited Conte's style as they would play it up to the front men rather quickly and then play off them. Not been top-level but good for a free transfer.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 05, 2014, 03:36:30 AM
I remember Llorente starting badly there but took a look at his record which is pretty much 1 in 2 which is decent enough. i think Tevez had some issues last season as well didn't he?

I find the best thing about Serie A is the likes of Totti, Di Natale and Luca Toni still netting on a fairly regular basis!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 05, 2014, 10:38:37 PM
Pirlo returns for Juventus. Vidal benched.

Cole benched for Roma.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 06, 2014, 12:59:58 AM
Well Juventus Roma lived up to its billing.

5 goals, 3 penalties, two red cards and a boss goal from Bonucci to win it at the end. Both teams really wanted to win and Juventus looked relieved if anything that at the end they can still claim to be the best in Italy.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 01:14:48 AM
I only got to see one half, needless to say it was the 2nd half.

Thought it was just going to fizzle out into a 2-2 before Bonucci's awesome winner. Manolas lost it after that didn't he? And Morata didn't back down so they both deserved to go.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 06, 2014, 01:22:15 AM
Yeah and Manolas has been so good this season before that.

Fiorentina Inter next on BT Sport 2. Might watch that.

Napoli are lining up without Hamsik after he bossed it in Europe midweek. Rafa really is silly.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 01:34:03 AM
Similarly Bernadeschi isn't playing after doing well in midweek for Fiorentina. Also looks like Richards got injured for them after playing in the Europa League which didn't take long.

I'd have been happy to watch either of the matches tonight.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 02:00:56 AM
1-0 Fiorentina. what a goal from Babacar
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 02:05:36 AM
Another brilliant goal, Cuadrado this time.


Fuck yeah!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 06, 2014, 02:25:22 AM
Balls. Should have tuned in for this one.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 02:31:39 AM
Haha, I'm liking the diamond formation Fiorentina are using with Matias Fernandez at the top and Cuadrado and Babacar pushed up front. Wonder how it would work if all their crocks stopped getting injured?



Napoli losing to Torino 1-0 which is always nice to see. I think that's 3 in 3 for Quagliarella?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 06, 2014, 02:34:57 AM
I turned it on a minute before half time. Will watch the second half. I remember when Babacar would go on to be one of the world's best strikers on FM.

Rafa out! I think there's a couple of pens in there for Quag.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 02:38:17 AM
He's had a decent half, I haven't seen much of him before though. He makes a lot of good runs but also seems a bit clumsy. He scored a stunning first goal.

Don't know if the vine works as in posting on Tapatalk:


I didn't realise Napoli were at home, bye bye Rafa.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 06, 2014, 02:41:08 AM
Seen the Babacar goal but my stream died just as they were showing Cuadrado's. It's back now.

Hamsik not in the squad at all.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 02:58:00 AM
Rafa only likes Spanish rejects.

M'Vila and Kovacic have been disappointing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 06, 2014, 03:01:11 AM
M'vila's been rubbish since he joined. Inter always look better with Hernanes. Mystery why he didn't start. Looks like a back four for Inter now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 03:10:07 AM
Yeah looks more like a 4-3-1-2?

Bernadeschi is on now, can see Fiorentina killing them off on the counter.

Mazzarri must be keeping Benitez company on that tight rope?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 03:19:17 AM
Another great goal.

Tomovic has been great tonight.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 06, 2014, 03:19:48 AM
NOt bad for a centre back playing out of position. Proper over-reaction though haha
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 03:21:33 AM
Assume it's because it's their first home win this season.

Napoli equalised, damn it.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 03:22:01 AM
Winning now
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Post by: ally2 on October 06, 2014, 03:47:43 AM
Ronaldo has scored another hat trick. 3 hat tricks in 4 games. 13 league goals in 6 games I think. I can't stand him personally but hopefully he will take that form into their games with Liverpool.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 06, 2014, 04:36:41 AM
Ronaldo has scored another hat trick. 3 hat tricks in 4 games. 13 league goals in 6 games I think. I can't stand him personally but hopefully he will take that form into their games with Liverpool.

I think he'll probably freeze under the pressure of that famous Anfield atmosphere.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 06, 2014, 04:53:04 AM
That is quite frankly a ridiculous record.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 08, 2014, 02:32:25 AM
Gazzetta saying that Arturo Vidal has been late to training twice in a week and Juve's patience is 'at its limit'. They might be willing to cash in if they get a suitable offer  :o
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 08, 2014, 02:46:45 AM
Then he'll look at the options of United & Liverpool and he'll stay.

The shite are still being linked to Reus lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 17, 2014, 04:12:23 AM
Ilkay Gundogan should make his return this weekend after over a year out. Delighted with that. One of my favourite players.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on October 17, 2014, 04:21:40 AM
Boss player.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 17, 2014, 04:28:26 AM
Dortmund need him the way they've been going.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 17, 2014, 04:30:27 AM
Also in the last year of his contract. All the talk of a renewal has gone quiet. I hope he doesn't jump ship, unless it's to Everton of course.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 18, 2014, 11:09:25 PM
Big day in the Bundesliga. Bayern smashed Werder Bremen, who are bottom. Dortmund lost again to promoted Koln despite Reus and Gundogan returning. And Leverkusen threw away a 3-0 HT lead at Stuttgard to draw!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 19, 2014, 09:41:40 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Juve drew 1-1 with Sassuolo?  :shock:

They lost 7-0 to Inter only a couple of weeks ago!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 19, 2014, 06:28:58 PM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Juve drew 1-1 with Sassuolo?  :shock:

They lost 7-0 to Inter only a couple of weeks ago!

Yeah haven't seen it but read about it. Simeone Zaza scored against the club that part owns him. Sounds like Sassuolo pulled off a bit of a blinder tactically. Their manager was talking about it and said they changed shape to 3-4-3 and made a point of not man-marking Pirlo, but stopping the centre backs from dribbling through the centre.

Sassuolo was Allegri's first job as well.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on October 20, 2014, 01:04:03 AM
Big day in the Bundesliga. Bayern smashed Werder Bremen, who are bottom. Dortmund lost again to promoted Koln despite Reus and Gundogan returning. And Leverkusen threw away a 3-0 HT lead at Stuttgard to draw!

You forgot to mention Mainz, who are still unbeaten in the league and currently joint third  ;D
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 20, 2014, 03:36:45 AM
Excellent finish to a terrible match between Napoli and Inter.

Callejon gives napoli the lead with 10 minutes to go, Guarin comes off the bench to score with his first touch. Callejon just scored in the 90th minute and now Hernanes has just scored a header!

Title: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 20, 2014, 03:39:33 AM
Inter nearly won it at the end as well! Just past the post from the corner.


Awful defending from Vidic for the second goal, he's about 5 yards behind the rest of the defence to play Callejon onside.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 20, 2014, 04:07:47 AM
Swerved it off as Napoli and Inter are two of the most boring teams about. Sounds like a grandstand finish though.

Milan comfortably beat but still conceded against 10-man Verona. 1-3. Both Verona's CBs called Marquez. One scored an OG, one sent off. Milan going well though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 27, 2014, 01:46:49 AM
Dortmund lost at home again. Barely above the relegation zone now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on October 27, 2014, 01:54:27 AM
Can't believe Dortmund. I can't see them turning on Klopp though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on October 27, 2014, 08:38:47 AM
Klopp's safe for sure.

Unfortunately Mainz were thrashed in Wolfsburg, hope Everton field a decent team and beat the bastards.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 27, 2014, 06:25:36 PM
Any La Liga followers know what's going on with Cerci at Ateltico? Seems wasted as an impact player.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 02, 2014, 12:43:46 AM
Just turned on for Bayern - Dortmund with the away side leading 1-0. Lewandowski a great chance to equalise but it was saved.

Bayern have only won one of the last 8 matches against Dortmund.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: toffee_scot on November 02, 2014, 02:57:42 AM
Barcelona just lost 1-0 at home to Celta Vigo despite playing Neymar, Messi, Suarez and later Pedro all upfront.

Kind of makes me feel a little better about the Swansea game for some reason.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 02, 2014, 06:21:49 AM
Inter lost 2-0 to bottom of the league Parma.

Bye Bye Mazzarri
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on November 03, 2014, 04:07:30 AM
Dortmund are joint bottom, only above on goal difference.

Question marks over klopp?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on November 03, 2014, 05:09:11 AM
Doubt it. Fair to say he has earned breathing space. I also don't want Klopp going to Liverpool. That just wouldn't be right.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on November 03, 2014, 06:07:01 AM
Moyes to manage Real Sociedad??

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/former-manchester-united-boss-david-4555459 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/former-manchester-united-boss-david-4555459)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thornton_19 on November 03, 2014, 07:09:21 AM
Dortmund are joint bottom, only above on goal difference.

Question marks over klopp?

If they get beat by Gladbach next weekend he'll be in trouble. I think the Dortmund fans won't be begging for him to leave, they seem a pretty loyal bunch.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on November 08, 2014, 10:23:28 PM
Barca losing 1-0 away to Almeria. Bit of a meltdown at the minute.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: The Analog Kid on November 08, 2014, 11:21:03 PM
Barca losing 1-0 away to Almeria. Bit of a meltdown at the minute.

Turned it around last 15 to win 2-1.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 10, 2014, 06:04:42 PM
Juventus have junked the predictable 3-5-2 in favour of a diamond - smashed Parma 7-0. Can barely remember them scoring more than three with Conte's back three.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 10, 2014, 06:09:29 PM
Yet they Inter still lost to Parma last week haha
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 14, 2014, 10:37:43 PM
Mancini new Inter boss (again).
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on November 18, 2014, 11:17:17 PM
Lahm's broken his ankle as expected to be out for 3 months. Luka Modric could be out for 3 months as well, with a thigh injury.

Not technically for this thread, but can't be arsed putting it elsewhere. Sven's been appointed manager of Shanghai East Asia and has been given a £52m transfer budget.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 22, 2014, 11:47:45 PM
Dortmund threw away a two goal lead at Paderborn to draw, and Marco Reus was stretchered off. Just about sums up their season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 24, 2014, 01:12:23 AM
Milan derby coming up. Mancini's first game back in charge. Will probably be really dull like.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 24, 2014, 02:36:02 AM
I think it's been quite good, Icardi really should have scored and a sweet goal from Milan.

Still think Inter will get something though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 24, 2014, 02:41:19 AM
Milan are great on the break, but they can't play constructive football to save their life. Menez great, Torres shit.

Menez is like a poor-man's Zlat with his habit for outrageous goals.
Title: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 24, 2014, 03:07:57 AM
Been calling Obi shite all match and then he equalised!

Enjoying this match
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 01, 2014, 01:42:18 AM
Klopp rotated heavily away to Frankurt and Dortmund lost 2-0. They're now dead last!

Inter - Roma now. Hope Mancini's team get smashed.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on December 01, 2014, 03:53:59 AM
last kick of the game and Barca win it
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on December 03, 2014, 04:02:32 AM
Real Madrid's last 17 games:

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Goals Scored: 70
Goals Conceded: 9
Clean Sheets: 9

Not bad, not bad at all.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: The Analog Kid on December 03, 2014, 04:09:46 AM
Real Madrid's last 17 games:

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Goals Scored: 70
Goals Conceded: 9
Clean Sheets: 9

Not bad, not bad at all.

That league will be like the Scottish Premier of old soon.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on December 03, 2014, 04:25:26 AM
That league will be like the Scottish Premier of old soon.

Soon? ;)

On second thoughts don't even go there, we've done it all before.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 06, 2014, 01:35:47 AM
Fiorentina and Juve then. The big one.

Both teams playing 352 which is a recipe for a dull-as-dishwater 0-0
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 06, 2014, 02:50:10 AM
Fiorentina and Juve then. The big one.

Both teams playing 352 which is a recipe for a dull-as-dishwater 0-0

It's been an awful game so far with no real clear cut chances. I wouldn't be surprised to see a red card in the second half, Fiorentina in particular seem determined to leave the field with Juve blood.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 07, 2014, 12:30:02 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Seen the Roma score?  :o
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 07, 2014, 12:35:26 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Seen the Roma score?  :o

Fucking hell. Roma have won every home league game this season and until the game against Inter hadn't even conceded a goal!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 07, 2014, 01:27:31 AM
10 man Roma pulled it back to 2-2 with a goal in the last minute!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 07, 2014, 01:32:05 AM
Still missed an opportunity with Juventus drawing last night though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 08, 2014, 08:30:00 PM
I thought that Inter would have won comfortably last night but ended up losing 2-1 to Udinese.


They pretty much dominated the first half and were leading 1-0 at half time and looking pretty safe. Udinese were well on top from the restart though and it was one way traffic.

Difficult return for Mancini so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 08, 2014, 10:50:55 PM
It was pleasing to see Stramacioni get one over on Inter after they binned him off prematurely.

Mancini is crap and it's good to see him floundering.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: blob on December 12, 2014, 05:43:15 PM
anybody posted this yet...quite amazing og:

http://sport.bt.com/video-01363814401986?videoid=3937364903001 (http://sport.bt.com/video-01363814401986?videoid=3937364903001)
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Post by: Jimmywhack on December 12, 2014, 05:46:08 PM
Devoed for the keeper there
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Post by: blob on December 12, 2014, 05:53:39 PM
Devoed for the keeper there

yeah. heartbreaking, after all the work he'd done...
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 13, 2014, 10:48:20 PM
Dortmund lost to Hertha. Julian Schieber - who joined Hertha from Dortmund this summer - scored the winner.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on December 13, 2014, 11:11:40 PM
Looking at the table they're still not that far off having a good 2nd half of the season and challenging for the top 4.

I wonder if, much like when Guardiola mentioned when he left Barça, that there is a finite lifespan for a manager and the team with that sort of high intensity approach?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on December 13, 2014, 11:12:15 PM
Dortmund lost to Hertha. Julian Schieber - who joined Hertha from Dortmund this summer - scored the winner.

He always looked completely out of place at Dortmund too!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 14, 2014, 06:39:32 PM
Watching Juventus Sampdoria. Sampdoria hardly had a kick and were losing 1-0. Gabbiadini comes on for Samp against the team that co-owns him and bangs one in with their first decent attack just a few minutes later. And both teams are in the process of selling him to Napoli!

Title: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2014, 07:24:03 PM
Roma could have gone top of the league with a win today if they hadn't rested players and won the game against Sassuolo last week then?

I wouldn't back them to beat Genoa away anyway but a bit of an opportunity missed for them.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 15, 2014, 03:10:18 AM
Jeremy Menez unplayable again against Napoli tonight.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 20, 2014, 10:02:08 PM
Fucking hell Dortmund currently losing with 20 to go against bottom of the table Werder Bremen. They don't look like snapping out of this malaise any time soon.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 22, 2014, 03:13:23 AM
Fucking hell! Inter losing 0-2 at home to Lazio. Kovacic has been their only good player and he's just Zidaned it in on the volley from the edge of the area.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 22, 2014, 03:15:30 AM
Not losing 2-0 then are they hillster? :)

Mancini has had a poor start like, average bunch of players in the grand scheme of things though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 22, 2014, 03:24:42 AM
Not losing 2-0 then are they hillster? :)

Mancini has had a poor start like, average bunch of players in the grand scheme of things though.

1-2 :)

Yeah. Hernanes, Kovacic and Handanovic are all good but beyond that every player is lacking.

Guarin in particular. Terrible.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 22, 2014, 03:26:53 AM
Hoho! 2-2! Palacio with his first goal in yonks! 17/18 y.o Bonnazzoli with the assist.

Lazio have been pretty shite as well to be fair.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 24, 2014, 07:36:22 PM
Strong rumours that Inter and Milan want Cerci who has barely got a look-in at Atletico. Milan supposedly have the upper hand as they're offering Torres in a swap deal.

If that comes off, it would probably be the worst business ever from Atletico Madrid's point of view.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on December 29, 2014, 03:19:14 PM
Wasn't sure where to put this but I guess it's Europe

Anyone seen that young lads goal for st mirren?
Some goal that fair play
Edit: ffs can I fuck get a link to work. Sorry
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 05, 2015, 01:38:39 AM
Real Madrid gave away the lead to lose 2-1 at Valencia. Is that there first loss is months?

Their midfield three was Kroos, Isco and Rodriguez! Surprised they've managed to do so well with such an absence of tacklers in there.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 05, 2015, 02:03:21 AM
Moyes 1 Barca 0 within 2 minutes.

And Ray Hudson on the commentary. Should be fun.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on January 05, 2015, 02:07:08 AM
Moyes 1 Barca 0 within 2 minutes.

And Ray Hudson on the commentary. Should be fun.

Be ironic if he does one on them given his awful record in England over the top teams.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: toffee_scot on January 05, 2015, 02:07:26 AM
Fucking hell. Who would have thought Moyes leading against Barca! But will his plan be for the next 80+ minutes?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on January 05, 2015, 02:19:13 AM
any one got an english stream??
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 05, 2015, 02:21:07 AM
any one got an english stream??

http://linkz1234.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/barca.html (http://linkz1234.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/barca.html)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 05, 2015, 03:25:03 AM
Some classic hoofing going on here
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: toffee_scot on January 05, 2015, 03:48:12 AM
To be fair, Sociedad are defending superbly - apparently before Moyes came they couldn't even keep a clean sheet. I hope our defenders and especially Martinez are watching.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gumpinio on January 05, 2015, 03:53:40 AM
What was Dave 'The Giant Slayer' Moyes' record against the top teams for us again?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on January 05, 2015, 03:55:11 AM
Proper made up for moyes there.

Be assed with all the 'get him back shouts' though
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Post by: Jimmywhack on January 05, 2015, 03:55:39 AM
Fair play to Moyes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Rhys on January 05, 2015, 04:03:14 AM
To be fair, Sociedad are defending superbly - apparently before Moyes came they couldn't even keep a clean sheet. I hope our defenders and especially Martinez are watching.

Hadn't kept a clean sheet all season until he turned up.

He will be made up with that. If he turns them round over the next 18 months along with big wins like that it will bring his reputation back to where it should be and start opening up bigger jobs potentially across Europe.

Good luck to him!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on January 05, 2015, 04:04:59 AM
I'm really happy for Moyes to be honest. Well done that man.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: blargins on January 05, 2015, 05:03:47 AM
Now he's not with Utd, I have no ill feelings towards him. Great result for him.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 05, 2015, 05:09:34 AM
To be honest I didn't like him when he was with us so he was always on a hiding to nothing with me. Not that he'll be arsed!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 05, 2015, 05:21:39 AM
Couldn't care less really.

He can pull off these sort of results at home matches.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on January 06, 2015, 03:29:50 AM
Mad one from sampdoria...they got beat 3-0.

(http://s12.postimg.org/se73rma31/image.jpg)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 06, 2015, 04:31:48 AM
Mad one from sampdoria...they got beat 3-0.

(http://s12.postimg.org/se73rma31/image.jpg)

What the fuck was it all about?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on January 06, 2015, 04:33:27 AM
What the fuck was it all about?

I was hoping you could shed some light into what the fucks going on there?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on January 06, 2015, 04:37:35 AM
What the fuck was it all about?

I can only think they were about to pass it back from KO, wait for all those players to get up then play a long ball.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 06, 2015, 04:37:38 AM
I was hoping you could shed some light into what the fucks going on there?

MIssed it as been out playing 5-a-side (and bossing it, I might add).

Probably some clever ploy. Last season I saw Toulouse mash it out for a throw in straight from the kick-off deep in the other team's half. The whole team squeezed up to hem them in while they took it. Bizarre tactic. Not sure if they pulled it off again.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 06, 2015, 04:40:56 AM
In other news, Barcelona supposedly in turmoil.

Director of Football given the chop, Puyol has resigned from the board and supposedly Messi has fallen out with Luis Enrique and might be off!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 06, 2015, 04:42:00 AM
Looking at that picture it's probably no surprise Sampdoria lost!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on January 06, 2015, 04:43:10 AM
MIssed it as been out playing 5-a-side (and bossing it, I might add).

Probably some clever ploy. Last season I saw Toulouse mash it out for a throw in straight from the kick-off deep in the other team's half. The whole team squeezed up to hem them in while they took it. Bizarre tactic. Not sure if they pulled it off again.

I counted 9 on the halfway line there...one back to hoof it? Disastrous if they lose out on the long ball though with one player back. 
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on January 06, 2015, 04:43:39 AM
In other news, Barcelona supposedly in turmoil.

Director of Football given the chop, Puyol has resigned from the board and supposedly Messi has fallen out with Luis Enrique and might be off!

Chelsea 250m bid is doing the rounds.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 06, 2015, 05:12:09 AM

I counted 9 on the halfway line there...one back to hoof it? Disastrous if they lose out on the long ball though with one player back.

Cool if that 9 stayed in a line all game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on January 06, 2015, 05:14:18 AM
Cool if that 9 stayed in a line all game.

Like a foosball table.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 06, 2015, 05:18:13 AM
Yeah that was just making me think how humans might play if they lined up like in table football playing indoors on a small five-a-side pitch with walls and were not allowed to move from their positions. I guess it might get a bit boring.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 06, 2015, 10:55:29 PM
Good start to his new job for Zola.

His Cagliari side lost 5-0 to Palermo.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 07, 2015, 12:42:45 AM
Milan lost at home to Sassuolo. Real bogey team for them.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 07, 2015, 12:44:42 AM
And Shogun's boys la Viola lost to the worst team in the division so far this season, Parma!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 07, 2015, 01:36:58 AM
Milan lost at home to Sassuolo. Real bogey team for them.

They're an odd team Sassuolo. They can lose 7-0 one week then turn over a big team the next.

And Shogun's boys la Viola lost to the worst team in the division so far this season, Parma!

Missed a penalty and had two of the back three sent off as well!

Might mean a change from three at the back for once.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 07, 2015, 03:57:16 AM
They're an odd team Sassuolo. They can lose 7-0 one week then turn over a big team the next.

Missed a penalty and had two of the back three sent off as well!

Might mean a change from three at the back for once.

Sansone, Berardi and Zaza is a great front three for Sassuolo, considering how small a club they are.

Mario Gomez was it? He's stinking the place out!

Juventus Inter was 1-1. Bad result for Juve as they're only 1 point ahead of Roma now. Supposedly it was a great game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Rhys on January 07, 2015, 05:59:19 AM
In other news, Barcelona supposedly in turmoil.

Director of Football given the chop, Puyol has resigned from the board and supposedly Messi has fallen out with Luis Enrique and might be off!

Rumours Enrique is being sacked in the coming days meant to have fallen out big time with a number of them but especially messi and made a comment of about how didn't care if messi was sold which has tipped him over the edge.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: bacon sarnie on January 07, 2015, 03:15:55 PM
Rumours Enrique is being sacked in the coming days meant to have fallen out big time with a number of them but especially messi and made a comment of about how didn't care if messi was sold which has tipped him over the edge.

Blame Moyes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 07, 2015, 08:01:52 PM
Rumours Enrique is being sacked in the coming days meant to have fallen out big time with a number of them but especially messi and made a comment of about how didn't care if messi was sold which has tipped him over the edge.

Interesting

Barcelona haven't made a great job at managerial appointments since Guardiola left.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on January 07, 2015, 08:55:44 PM

Rumours Enrique is being sacked in the coming days meant to have fallen out big time with a number of them but especially messi and made a comment of about how didn't care if messi was sold which has tipped him over the edge.

Now Messi and agent have conveniently dropped an article into the hands of a top Spanish journo claiming that he sees his playing future in a Chelsea shirt.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 12, 2015, 12:40:23 AM
Napoli v Juventus or Atletico Madrid v Barcelona.

@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)

@OtherHipsters
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 12, 2015, 01:07:26 AM
Napoli v Juventus or Atletico Madrid v Barcelona.

@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)

@OtherHipsters

Got to be Napoli v Juventus. Hate watching Atletico and love to see Rafa get beaten. No brainer
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 12, 2015, 01:43:18 AM
I think I'm going to opt for the same, I think it's got potential for a pretty negative match though.

Juventus have a woeful record in Naples.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 12, 2015, 01:47:07 AM
I think I'm going to opt for the same, I think it's got potential for a pretty negative match though.

Juventus have a woeful record in Naples.

I'm struggling to find a passable stream in English so might not be watching it at this rate.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 12, 2015, 01:47:50 AM
I don't think anyone will be surprised to know that after a battling 1-0 win at home to Barcelona, Moyes' Real Sociedad have blown a 1-0 lead away to bottom of the table Grenada to draw 1-1.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 12, 2015, 01:48:45 AM
Found a good BeIn one.

No AC Jimbo :(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 12, 2015, 01:53:55 AM
Sociedad were under some pressure there. Launching it most times from defence. And they appear heavily dependent upon Vela.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 12, 2015, 03:21:34 AM
Some of the play acting in this Barca/AM game is just pathetic.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 12, 2015, 03:41:23 AM
Napoli match was decent, cracking finish from Vidal to secure a 3-1 for Juventus.

They're second goal to lead the match again was offside though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 12, 2015, 03:47:18 AM
Napoli match was decent, cracking finish from Vidal to secure a 3-1 for Juventus.

They're second goal to lead the match again was offside though.

The finish was ridiculous! Unsaveable.

You're right about the offside. Also don't see what would have been Napoli's equaliser was disallowed.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 12, 2015, 03:54:02 AM
The finish was ridiculous! Unsaveable.

You're right about the offside. Also don't see what would have been Napoli's equaliser was disallowed.

I could see why the linesman missed it though, an offside Juventus player was blocking his view.

Thought the Napoli disallowed goal was the right decision, similar to the Naismith on Hart one at the weekend. It's soft but referee's always side with the goalkeeper in those sort of situations.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 16, 2015, 01:15:44 AM
Athleti 1-0 up against Real in the copa del rey by Torres. Real now need 4 to turn it around in this second leg.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 16, 2015, 02:14:03 AM
Torres scores again. First half was only 40 seconds from kick off. This half it's only 30 seconds from the kick off.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 16, 2015, 02:14:37 AM
Real equalise again.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 16, 2015, 02:14:44 AM
Torres scored in the first minute of each half. 2-2 now Ronaldo with a header. Great match
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 16, 2015, 02:14:52 AM
Talking to myself here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 16, 2015, 02:21:29 AM
Massive boost for Real as Pepe goes off injured.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on January 16, 2015, 02:24:48 AM
Athleti are great in possession. Full of ideas and quick thought with technical ability.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 16, 2015, 02:50:35 AM
Looks set to end 2-2. If ever there was a way of closing out a match then that last half an hour was textbook from Atleti.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 16, 2015, 03:10:44 AM
As if Torres scored twice against a good team away from home. Didn't even do that before he was shit. It beggars belief.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 31, 2015, 02:50:28 AM
Fucking hell.

Bundesliga back with a bang. Wolfsburg currently beating Bayern 3-1.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on January 31, 2015, 02:58:07 AM
What a goal from Bas Dost
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 31, 2015, 03:18:14 AM
From bad to worse for Bayern.

Bendtner's on.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 01, 2015, 10:00:22 PM
Interesting weekend in Serie A:

Samuel Eto'o made his Sampdoria debut from the bench as they were fucked 5-1 at Torino.

Roma conceded first and came back to draw again against Empoli. Can't remember the last time their game didn't play out like that. They're OK though as Juventus drew too at Udinese.

Sassuolo avenged their 7-0 thrashing by Inter by beating them 3-1, all of their young strikers Sansone, Berardi and Zaza scoring.

Dybala scored again for Palermo. He's going to be a player soon.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on February 01, 2015, 10:23:11 PM
Samuel Eto'o made his Sampdoria debut from the bench as they were fucked 5-1 at Torino.

Not bad, his two debuts this season have an aggregate score of 11-4. :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 02, 2015, 09:32:07 PM
Wrong thread.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 05, 2015, 03:36:55 AM
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on February 05, 2015, 03:49:17 AM
Was that theRam Bob?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 05, 2015, 03:51:33 AM
Dortmund lost again. Fans going mental hummels and the keeper had to try and calm em down
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Django on February 05, 2015, 03:55:25 AM

Dortmund lost again. Fans going mental hummels and the keeper had to try and calm em down
Saw that. They don't look like they're in any hurry to get out of this rut. Reckon they could go?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on February 05, 2015, 03:56:08 AM
Saw that. They don't look like they're in any hurry to get out of this rut. Reckon they could go?
Every week people keep saying oh they will win this week
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on February 05, 2015, 03:59:38 AM
Every week people keep saying oh they will win this week

Makes me feel a bit better about our position to be honest!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on February 05, 2015, 04:33:08 AM
It's sad what's happened to them.

Thought they were always liable to get found out with the football they played though
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 05, 2015, 04:41:47 AM
The Bundesliga is pretty close in terms of points so they should be alright.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 05, 2015, 04:58:52 AM
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 05, 2015, 06:50:40 AM
Would love to know the content of that conversation
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 05, 2015, 08:19:38 AM
Boss set of matches on Saturday.

12:45 Spurs v Arsenal
15:00 Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid
17:30 Everton v Liverpool
19:45 Juventus v AC Milan
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on February 05, 2015, 06:32:42 PM
The Bundesliga is pretty close in terms of points so they should be alright.

Yeah with no real gap any sort of normal form (for them) will see them pull clear.

Still, the fans had seemed pretty supportive until this last game - I guess they'd been assuming that the winter break would see them start to put things right - but it could be very difficult for them with that sort of pressure building.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 07, 2015, 10:51:09 PM
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Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: sirblue57 on February 07, 2015, 11:05:23 PM
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love him or hate him, some footballer.........cunt.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 07, 2015, 11:25:32 PM
love him or hate him, some footballer.........cunt.

Even back in his stepover x 6 days he did ridiculous stuff.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on February 08, 2015, 04:18:06 AM
Real got stuffed
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 08, 2015, 06:08:45 AM
Moyes seems to be repeating his faults in Spain.

Lead 1-0 at home to Celta Vigo (lost their last 6 away games) for most of the game, concede in the 85th minute and the match ends 1-1. He's drawing a lot matches with them.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 09, 2015, 03:29:50 AM
Antony Lopes having a stormer in goal for Lyon against PSG. Just saved a pen but it's brought back because he was off his line. Ridiculous.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 09, 2015, 03:32:14 AM
And Zlatan scores the retaken pen. It was a dive anyway.

First goal Lyon have conceded in over 10 hours.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Rhys on February 09, 2015, 06:28:41 PM
Antony Lopes having a stormer in goal for Lyon against PSG. Just saved a pen but it's brought back because he was off his line. Ridiculous.

Didnt see that one but too many keepers are well off their lines during penalties and the officials should make a bigger point than they do. Some of them are 4 yards off the lines by the time they shoot.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 10, 2015, 02:26:19 AM
http://gfycat.com/TidyRealisticCopepod (http://gfycat.com/TidyRealisticCopepod)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 11, 2015, 02:56:27 AM
New Dortmund contract for Marco Reus, hopefully removing the much publicised release clause.

An important show of loyalty given the dire situation.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 02, 2015, 01:15:50 AM
Fiorentina march on by beating Inter 1-0 at the San Siro. Inter continue their poor form.

Salah scored again. He's rinsing it. Looking like bad business by Chelsea to loan him out
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 02, 2015, 01:18:50 AM
It was an ace performance from them. They finished the match with 9 men due to injuries and Neto was great but he'll be out the team again soon I'd imagine.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on March 02, 2015, 01:31:47 AM
Fiorentina march on by beating Inter 1-0 at the San Siro. Inter continue their poor form.

Salah scored again. He's rinsing it. Looking like bad business by Chelsea to loan him out

They aren't exactly struggling without him.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on March 02, 2015, 01:34:35 AM
He'll be worth more after this loan spell than if he'd done nothing for them too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 02, 2015, 01:35:44 AM
Fiorentina march on by beating Inter 1-0 at the San Siro. Inter continue their poor form.

Salah scored again. He's rinsing it. Looking like bad business by Chelsea to loan him out
Yeah I mean winning a cup after letting him go, being 5 clear with a game in hand... Awful business. It's fucked their season right up

;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 02, 2015, 01:49:04 AM
The point is, he's obviously capable and if he was given a fairer shot at it he could very well be doing this for them. As it is, they've spent 12 million bones on him and he's playing for someone else.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on March 02, 2015, 01:51:47 AM
The point is, he's obviously capable and if he was given a fairer shot at it he could very well be doing this for them. As it is, they've spent 12 million bones on him and he's playing for someone else.

They'll sell him on with a profit.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 02, 2015, 01:51:58 AM
I doubt they will either be arsed or lose out
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 02, 2015, 03:05:31 AM
So apparently, Bas Dost has scored 14 goals in 9 games.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 02, 2015, 04:08:43 AM
Fucking love Bas Dost.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 02, 2015, 05:28:36 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) How secure is Allegri's job at Juventus?

Montella keeps getting heavily linked.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 02, 2015, 04:30:52 PM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) How secure is Allegri's job at Juventus?

Montella keeps getting heavily linked.

Not seen those links myself.

I would say it's secure. Conte had the force of personality to keep the team motivated despite their dominance, so the challenge for Allegri would be whether he could maintain that. He appears to have done so. I guess it also depends on how they do in Europe, but they look OK there too. Maybe he'll be under pressure if they crash out in Dortmund.

Milan should move for Montella I think.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 03, 2015, 12:45:36 AM
Big game coming up. Roma vs Juventus. Could be a title decider.

If Roma win they cut the gap to 6 points and could feasibly still catch Juve. If they lose the gap will be 12 points and the title is as good as Juventus's and Roma will be looking down the table as Napoli are hot on their heels.

I'm going to miss it unfortunately.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 03, 2015, 01:11:47 AM
Was coming in to post about this.

I think the title race is over regardless of the result tonight. I think Juventus will win though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 03, 2015, 01:39:00 AM
Was coming in to post about this.

I think the title race is over regardless of the result tonight. I think Juventus will win though.

No Pogba or Pirlo for Juve. They go back to a back three. Think it will be a draw, which would be fine for Juventus.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 06, 2015, 01:41:30 AM
Juventus v Fiorentina about to start. 1st leg of the Coppa Italia semi final.

Lazio 1-1 Napoli in the other semi final last night.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 06, 2015, 01:57:41 AM
Brilliant goal Salah
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 06, 2015, 02:34:49 AM
1-1 HT

Llorente equalised with a header.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 06, 2015, 02:59:25 AM
2-1 Fiorentina - Salah

Marchisio got caught on the ball and Salah finished like a pro.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 06, 2015, 03:14:07 AM
Not watching it but keeping up. Salah is unreal.

MIght turn it on actually.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 06, 2015, 03:37:45 AM
La Viola win!

Awesome performance.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 06, 2015, 03:38:50 AM
Fiorentina unstoppable at the moment.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Tony Clifton on March 06, 2015, 05:51:27 AM
Fiorentina unstoppable at the moment.

Just like my losing streak at the bookies/exchanges - left a silly chunk of money against Fiorentina tonight.  :bonk:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 08, 2015, 09:41:18 AM
I was in Mainz today and they were 2-0 down to Gladbach with 17 minutes to go and omg even the ultras were silent for a couple of minutes after the second goal but we all got behind our team and Mainz attacked again even though Gladbach nearly got a third the atmosphere came back and was very very loud and Mainz attacked again and wow Geis scored with a free kick and then Okazaki headed in for his first goal ages in and it's 2-2 not out of danger yet but we are all Evertonians and should always be cheering our team whatever love Alfie   nod
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Danny on March 08, 2015, 11:57:02 PM
Sociedad won 1-0 again today and moved to 11th, gradually climbing the table.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 08, 2015, 11:58:53 PM
Sociedad won 1-0 again today and moved to 11th, gradually climbing the table.
By again, you mean the fourth time they've won in four and a half months?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 09, 2015, 12:10:17 AM
Roma extend their unbeaten run to 16 games in the league.

Unfortunately they've only won 6 of them.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 09, 2015, 12:15:08 AM
Roma extend their unbeaten run to 16 games in the league.

Unfortunately they've only won 6 of them.
Them and torino are cunts today
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 09, 2015, 12:18:40 AM
Them and torino are cunts today

You're own fault for backing the two biggest drawers!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 09, 2015, 12:19:21 AM
You're own fault for backing the two biggest drawers!
Least torino lost
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Danny on March 09, 2015, 02:43:17 AM
By again, you mean the fourth time they've won in four and a half months?

That was just a leftover of a bigger comment i'd written about them reminding me of early Moyes Everton, loads of their games seem to be 1-0 or 1-1.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 09, 2015, 03:59:29 AM
Really poor game between Atletico and Valencia. 39 fouls, 11 yellows, one red and two goals from set pieces.

I don't watch Atletico very often, but every time I do I'm left more confused as to how their approach has got them to where it has. Their defensive organisation and midfield pressing is amazing but beyond that they look a very limited footballing side. They treat the ball like a hot potato and hardly string any actual moves together. Usually playing for set-pieces only gets you so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 09, 2015, 04:05:54 AM
Didn't watch it but Napoli threw away a 2-0 lead at home against Inter with 20 minutes to go.

Opens up the race for the champions league with Lazio and Fiorentina playing against each other tomorrow.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 09, 2015, 04:08:46 AM
Didn't watch it but Napoli threw away a 2-0 lead at home against Inter with 20 minutes to go.

Opens up the race for the champions league with Lazio and Fiorentina playing against each other tomorrow.

Really hope Napoli miss out. Would serve Rafa right.

Would be great if Montella could guide Fiorentina to the CL. Much better to watch than Napoli.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 09, 2015, 04:13:53 AM
Really hope Napoli miss out. Would serve Rafa right.

Would be great if Montella could guide Fiorentina to the CL. Much better to watch than Napoli.

Fiorentina were pretty horrible to watch in the opening part of the season but they nailed the January transfer window and Salah's pace really works well in the side. Even Gomez is starting to look better even though he is a slouch.

I think Roma could be the ones to miss out if they don't start getting some wins.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 09, 2015, 05:43:20 PM
So Inzaghi is still in the job at Milan after Galliani supposedly intervened last night to persuade Berlusconi not to bin him off. The rumour is he'll still be sacked if they fail to beat Fiorentina.

What a shambles. It's worth nothing that Seedforf was doing considerably better when he got the heave-ho.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on March 09, 2015, 06:09:21 PM
So Inzaghi is still in the job at Milan after Galliani supposedly intervened last night to persuade Berlusconi not to bin him off. The rumour is he'll still be sacked if they fail to beat Fiorentina.

What a shambles. It's worth nothing that Seedforf was doing considerably better when he got the heave-ho.

Whenever I see them I'm struck by how unbelievably average they are both in terms of their performances and the team/squad.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 09, 2015, 06:26:24 PM
Whenever I see them I'm struck by how unbelievably average they are both in terms of their performances and the team/squad.

Club's a mess from top to bottom.

Personnel wise it's an embarrassing far cry from their recent past. Their recruitment policy is a joke but the money isn't there any more. having said that, their wage bill is still enormous.

Tactically they're poor too. They're excellent on the counter but beyond that they can't do anything. They need a real manager with a philosophy and a track record.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on March 09, 2015, 06:32:52 PM
Club's a mess from top to bottom.

Personnel wise it's an embarrassing far cry from their recent past. Their recruitment policy is a joke but the money isn't there any more. having said that, their wage bill is still enormous.

Tactically they're poor too. They're excellent on the counter but beyond that they can't do anything. They need a real manager with a philosophy and a track record.

Having dispensed with an emotional appointment like Seedorf it's weird that they'd assume that Inzaghi would be any different.

As you say, with the kind of melt down the quality of their squad has suffered, along with the expectations that they still would obviously have, it's hard not to know how they don't see that they need an experienced manager or at least a manager with some experience.

Re the wages, aren't they paying Mexes a massive sum?

Says it all really!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 09, 2015, 06:43:32 PM
Having dispensed with an emotional appointment like Seedorf it's weird that they'd assume that Inzaghi would be any different.

As you say, with the kind of melt down the quality of their squad has suffered, along with the expectations that they still would obviously have, it's hard not to know how they don't see that they need an experienced manager or at least a manager with some experience.

Re the wages, aren't they paying Mexes a massive sum?

Says it all really!

They seem obsessed with ex-players. Supposedly one of the main reasons they're holding off sacking Inzaghi is because the only viable candidate is another ex-player Christian Brocchi, who is the current youth manager.

What's happened to their squad - even when you account for the budget cuts - is laughable. James Horncastle was saying that Galliani relies more or less entirely on a handful of agents to provide him with the players they need. He's basically outsourced their recruitment to these guys. Whoever they are they've completely pulled the wool over his eyes.

Mexes gets paid in the region of £100,000 p/w. He's probably one of the top earners. They're talking about renewing his contract (which expires this summer) if he agrees to a pay cut. Sensible apart from the fact that he is absolutely terrible. They have I think the third highest wage bill in the league.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 10, 2015, 12:15:15 AM
Lazio tearing apart Fiorentina in the opneing 15 minutes. They're winning 1-0 but it should really be 3-0.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 10, 2015, 04:24:58 PM
Ballague saying Real are giving serious thought to sacking Ancellotti at the end of the season because they're unhappy with the disjointed attacking play.

What do they expect? If you pursue a Glatactico policy and pursue the players with the biggest reputations and egos - and force the manager to accommodate two of the biggest individualists in world football, Bale and Ronaldo, in to the same team - of course you're going to look like a group of individuals.

What a ridiculous club.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 10, 2015, 04:27:18 PM
Great manager is anchelotti

City should be all over that
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on March 10, 2015, 04:40:31 PM
A poll has said the 32% of fans want Ronaldo dropped as well, presumably because by his standards he's had a mini goal drought? Between that, booing Bale and wanting Ancelotti out they sound like a right bunch of whoppers.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 10, 2015, 05:05:30 PM
A poll has said the 32% of fans want Ronaldo dropped as well, presumably because by his standards he's had a mini goal drought? Between that, booing Bale and wanting Ancelotti out they sound like a right bunch of whoppers.
Imagine the Yobo2008 on their forums...... fucking hell
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on March 10, 2015, 06:37:54 PM
They've been like this for a while.

Thinking back to Heyknes winning the CL in 98 and getting sacked.

Del Bosque 2 x la liga and 2 x CL in 4 seasons - sacked.

I presume they've been like that before that too.

I don't think anyone takes that job with the idea of being there for 10 years.

Mourinho lasted surprisingly long considering he didn't win that often (by their standards).
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on March 10, 2015, 06:41:16 PM
It's not really a club, it's a reality TV show.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 11, 2015, 12:46:41 AM
They've been like this for a while.

Thinking back to Heyknes winning the CL in 98 and getting sacked.

Del Bosque 2 x la liga and 2 x CL in 4 seasons - sacked.

I presume they've been like that before that too.

I don't think anyone takes that job with the idea of being there for 10 years.

Mourinho lasted surprisingly long considering he didn't win that often (by their standards).

You're right. But it makes you question what their expectations are. To win every game, in every tournament, in every season - while playing the best attacking football? It's not possible but the way the hierarchy acts you'd think that's the job description for the manager.

Their recruitment policy is the biggest obstacle to sustained success yet they always look to the manager - no matter their credentials and achievements so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on March 11, 2015, 01:38:45 AM
You're right. But it makes you question what their expectations are. To win every game, in every tournament, in every season - while playing the best attacking football? It's not possible but the way the hierarchy acts you'd think that's the job description for the manager.

Their recruitment policy is the biggest obstacle to sustained success yet they always look to the manager - no matter their credentials and achievements so far.

I think that's exactly what their expectations are yes!

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 11, 2015, 08:33:18 PM
 lolol

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 16, 2015, 12:32:40 AM
Napoli on their way to a 2-0 defeat against Luca Toni Verona.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 16, 2015, 01:28:01 AM
Luca Toni smashing them in.

Looking forward to OM vs OL.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on March 16, 2015, 06:36:14 PM
Luca Toni smashing them in.

Looking forward to OM vs OL.

Rare 0-0 there I see!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 16, 2015, 06:38:03 PM
Rare 0-0 there I see!

Turned it off after 30 mins. it was dire.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 16, 2015, 07:30:39 PM
A few of the french games end 0-0. I had to endure Monaco v Bordeaux a few weeks ago.

The German matches on BT are usually full of goals
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on March 16, 2015, 07:33:11 PM
A few of the french games end 0-0. I had to endure Monaco v Bordeaux a few weeks ago.

The German matches on BT are usually full of goals

Although pretty much any Monaco game seems that much harder to watch due to the lack of attendance.

But yeah, everyone seems to have a go in the Bundesliga. That almost certainly isn't a universal truth but it's rare that a game is completely useless.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 16, 2015, 09:44:16 PM
I agree.


Fiorentina v Milan starts at 6 for those interested.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 17, 2015, 01:22:41 AM
I agree.


Fiorentina v Milan starts at 6 for those interested.

Ilicic is stinking the place out
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 17, 2015, 01:25:20 AM
Really jammy Milan goal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 17, 2015, 01:25:36 AM
Ilicic is stinking the place out

He's been improving lately but he's still not good enough.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 17, 2015, 01:29:19 AM
He's been improving lately but he's still not good enough.

The attacking play dies whenever he has the ball. Get Salah on.

He used to score a fair few for Palermo. Cost a fair bit too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 17, 2015, 01:34:06 AM
And Felipe Andersen scores again for Lazio.

He's absolutely exploded this year. Been unstoppable.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 17, 2015, 01:42:25 AM
And Felipe Andersen scores again for Lazio.

He's absolutely exploded this year. Been unstoppable.


And again. He's off his tits.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 17, 2015, 01:52:09 AM
Think the number of games they've played has had an impact on Fiorentina's recent results. They don't have the squad for the rotation and Gilardino was a bit of a sentimental transfer. Might be better once Babacar is fit again.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 17, 2015, 01:59:26 AM
Think the number of games they've played has had an impact on Fiorentina's recent results. They don't have the squad for the rotation and Gilardino was a bit of a sentimental transfer. Might be better once Babacar is fit again.

I think Montella rotate his squad too much.

It was inevitable Milan wouldn't see it out. Giving away leads is what they do.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 17, 2015, 01:59:30 AM
Joaquin you legend. What a turnaround.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 17, 2015, 02:06:11 AM
Good tactical subs from Montella. Badelj and Joaquin were the best players on the pitch.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 17, 2015, 03:45:22 AM
 Roma on the verge of losing their first league match since November (?), 2-0 down with 10 men against Sampdoria at home with minutes remaining.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on March 17, 2015, 03:46:55 AM
Another close race for the Serie A title.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 17, 2015, 03:49:50 AM
Roma haven't recovered since the Bayern match really.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 17, 2015, 03:23:01 PM
If the other teams were as well run as Juventus there would be more in it. And in fairness, it looked close for a while before Roma completely gave up the ghost.

The race for the CL places is where it's at, with their only being three. Roma and Napoli faltering with Lazio, Fiorentina and Samp on the charge.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 20, 2015, 02:56:12 AM
Not domestic I know but another epic away performance from Fiorentina.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 20, 2015, 04:11:11 AM
Not domestic I know but another epic away performance from Fiorentina.

Would have liked to have seen it.

Roma have completely fallen to bits since that Bayern game. Rudi was saying they would win the title and appeared to have convinced his team that they belong at the top. That defeat has shattered that belief and they haven't recovered. Lots of talk that Rudi and Sabbatini will leave at the end of the season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 20, 2015, 04:22:13 AM
Felix Magath on german telly talking about why all english teams are out, fuck, it's like watching paint dry.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on March 21, 2015, 07:15:08 PM
Felix Magath on german telly talking about why all english teams are out, fuck, it's like watching paint dry.

Let me guess, is it lack of fitness? :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 22, 2015, 08:17:07 PM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Any chance of Rudi Garcia leaving Roma?

Been a pretty awful couple of months for them. Would seem harsh but I'm sure they'd love to bring Montella back to the club.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 22, 2015, 08:26:35 PM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Any chance of Rudi Garcia leaving Roma?

Been a pretty awful couple of months for them. Would seem harsh but I'm sure they'd love to bring Montella back to the club.

It seems that the Sporting Director Sabbatini's head is going to roll in the fallout from this year's dire form. He's claimed it's 'his fault' and rumours abound that he'll leave. He's been heavily criticised for recruiting Ibarbo and Doumbia in Jan who have had no impact due to injury. Seems a bit harsh considering his dealings have generally been very good over the last few years and he's in now way responsible for what goes on on the pitch.

Garcia said he won't quit just yesterday.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on March 23, 2015, 01:22:24 AM
Barca: Bravo, Pique, Rakitic, Iniesta, Suarez, Messi, Neymar, Mascherano, Alba, Alves, Mathieu

Real: Casillas, Carvajal, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Bale, Ronaldo, Benzema

If you're watching some Serie C relegation clash instead of this, you're badly cutting your nose off to spite your hipster face ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on March 23, 2015, 01:35:01 AM
http://cricfree.sx/sky-sports-5-live-stream (http://cricfree.sx/sky-sports-5-live-stream)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Danny on March 23, 2015, 01:53:28 AM
Sociedad win 3-1 putting them up to 9th and 3 behind Bilbao, decent first season for Moyes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on March 23, 2015, 01:55:58 AM
Sociedad win 3-1 putting them up to 9th and 3 behind Bilbao, decent first season for Moyes.

As I said in the other thread, it was weird how they went for it, very un-Moyes-like. But the emphasis on width and crosses is the same, even though they were decent through the middle too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on March 23, 2015, 01:57:32 AM
Praying for goals here...4-4 will do nicely.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Danny on March 23, 2015, 01:58:33 AM
As I said in the other thread, it was weird how they went for it, very un-Moyes-like. But the emphasis on width and crosses is the same, even though they were decent through the middle too.
Yeah bit of a weird one, it might just be that as they're completely safe and Cordoba were down to 10 so clearly tired by the end that he's just  thought may as well go to impress the fans.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on March 23, 2015, 02:00:39 AM
Yeah bit of a weird one, it might just be that as they're completely safe and Cordoba were down to 10 so clearly tired by the end that he's just  thought may as well go to impress the fans.

We never used to do that under his reign.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:02:18 AM
Settling for El Classico.

Expect 90 minutes of pointed, sarcy digs about how it's inferior to any Calcio offering.  :whistle:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Danny on March 23, 2015, 02:02:35 AM
We never used to do that under his reign.

In fairness I don't really remember us playing against 10 men for most the game and 9 for the last 10 minutes, he probably just told them to step it up another gear and finish them off, that or maybe he's actually improving as a manager.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 23, 2015, 02:03:06 AM
Can someone please post that Alex Song gif please
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 23, 2015, 02:16:32 AM
Streams lads.

My one here is woeful
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on March 23, 2015, 02:17:58 AM
Same here
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:21:19 AM
I think I'm gay for Isco.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:21:56 AM
HIbbert with the goal
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on March 23, 2015, 02:22:00 AM
1-0 barca. Come on madrid goal before ht.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on March 23, 2015, 02:23:55 AM
Come ed lids, stream us up....
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:24:35 AM
"Suarez has feigned that injury Rob".

Not heard that before.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:25:05 AM
Come ed lids, stream us up....

Sorry mate. Wacthing it on sky
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on March 23, 2015, 02:26:25 AM
Top stream for the Classico
http://connectcast.tv/lowqualityb8m8 (http://connectcast.tv/lowqualityb8m8)

password: ronaldo7.net-StealsMyStreams

This works Ram
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 23, 2015, 02:31:34 AM
Got the sky go on.

Cheers anyway :)

Ain't Suarez a cunt aye
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:33:56 AM
What a goal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on March 23, 2015, 02:34:23 AM
1-1 Ronaldo! Lovely.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 23, 2015, 02:34:32 AM
What a goal

Benzema is underrated in a strange kinda way.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:34:53 AM
I did a Ray Hudson after that touch by Benzema then. It was outrageous!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on March 23, 2015, 02:42:22 AM
How've they gave that offside!?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 23, 2015, 02:43:13 AM
Heavy.

Would've been a big goal for bale
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:43:18 AM
I reckon Ronny was offside as the cross came in.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: sam of the south on March 23, 2015, 02:47:35 AM
So absorbing this, Barca will be happy with the half-time whistle there.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on March 23, 2015, 02:48:32 AM
I reckon Ronny was offside as the cross came in.

Yeah just off wasn't he. Good half there, open second half like this will be great.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:51:24 AM
@Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) is nowhere to be seen. Must have slunk off to watch Fiorentina losing to Udinese.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 23, 2015, 02:52:31 AM
I watched Barca v Madrid, just so hipster I watch the match rather than post in here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 02:54:43 AM
I watched Barca v Madrid, just so hipster I watch the match rather than post in here.

Fiorentina equalised just as I was boasting anyway
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on March 23, 2015, 03:33:42 AM
Come on madrid FFS.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Eddie on March 23, 2015, 03:51:49 AM
That's madrid on the hate list.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: sam of the south on March 23, 2015, 03:56:41 AM
Now THAT was defending from the front.

Possession with pace, purpose, and high intensity without the ball.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 23, 2015, 04:07:37 AM
Think I should have watched Fiorentina to be honest
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 23, 2015, 04:46:25 AM
Shock of the weekend: Bayern lost 2-0 at home to Gladbach. Second league defeat all season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 31, 2015, 08:29:24 PM
Guiseppe Rossi close to a return.

Before he gets injured again obviously.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 31, 2015, 08:56:16 PM
Guiseppe Rossi close to a return.

Before he gets injured again obviously.

Did he do his knee again?

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 31, 2015, 09:00:14 PM
Did he do his knee again?



Aye, he had an operation in January of last year but it didn't work properly. Been injured since September.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 04, 2015, 07:41:08 PM
Napoli finished 2nd the season Benitez took over. They spent  €104.65 million in his first season (they sold €71.2 million) and finished in 3rd place.

They spent €33 million this season (they sold <€5 million) and could be 6th by the end of today.

Great manager.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 04, 2015, 11:06:17 PM
Dortmund Bayern next. Let's hope it lives up to the billing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 04, 2015, 11:08:39 PM
Dortmund Bayern next. Let's hope it lives up to the billing.

Reverse fixture did for about an hour but then Bayern turned it around IIRC.

Will give it a watch but think it'll be a draw at best for Dortmund.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 06, 2015, 01:29:44 AM
OM vs PSG in a bit. Will probably be a bit shit.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on April 06, 2015, 01:48:33 AM
It can't be worse than the Hertha-Paderborn I saw earlier. The first half must have surely broken the Geneva Convention.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on April 06, 2015, 02:47:11 AM
OM vs PSG in a bit. Will probably be a bit shit.

Been a good first half, and the atmosphere sounds and looks brilliant!

And Gignac grabs his second as I type, now moving towards great first half!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 06, 2015, 02:55:57 AM
Been a good first half, and the atmosphere sounds and looks brilliant!

And Gignac grabs his second as I type, now moving towards great first half!

Bollocks. I went to grab a drink with a few minutes to go before the end of the half. Missed OM's second!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on April 06, 2015, 03:02:39 AM
Bollocks. I went to grab a drink with a few minutes to go before the end of the half. Missed OM's second!

Set up nicely for the second half though, hopefully more of the same.....
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 07, 2015, 02:56:55 PM
Fiorentina v Juventus tonight ;D

2nd leg of the cup after it was 1-1 in Turin.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 07, 2015, 06:14:31 PM
Aren't Fiorentina winning from the first leg?

Not sure who's gonna win. Juventus will supposedly play a strong team but they have a lot of players out.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 07, 2015, 06:22:48 PM
Apparently so!

2-1 Fiorentina - Salah

Marchisio got caught on the ball and Salah finished like a pro.





It's crazy that Lazio might (and probably will the way things are going) finish the season ahead of Roma.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 07, 2015, 06:56:37 PM
Apparently so!





It's crazy that Lazio might (and probably will the way things are going) finish the season ahead of Roma.

7 or 8 wins in a row I think. They look good. Bought well in the summer.

Felipe Anderson has also exploded into a brilliant player seemingly overnight.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 07, 2015, 08:42:36 PM
Benitez trying to make out Napoli's season has been a relative success in his post match interview. Haven't won in the last 5 and dropping like a stone. No CL footy next season will be a disaster.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 07, 2015, 08:53:46 PM
Benitez trying to make out Napoli's season has been a relative success in his post match interview. Haven't won in the last 5 and dropping like a stone. No CL footy next season will be a disaster.

He's a shyster!

Who do you want in if he leaves? Sinisa? Sarri?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 07, 2015, 09:08:01 PM
He's a shyster!

Who do you want in if he leaves? Sinisa? Sarri?

Don't know, talking about this the other day. Sarri has done well at Empoli and probably deserves a move to a bigger club in the summer. I'd be happy with Mihajlovic, I think it's pretty much a done deal judging by what he said after the Fiorentina game. I think Donadoni has been lined up to replace him at Samp.

I see Dybala has been linked with Arsenal today, wouldn't mind seeing him at the San Paolo next summer!!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 07, 2015, 10:45:36 PM
Don't know, talking about this the other day. Sarri has done well at Empoli and probably deserves a move to a bigger club in the summer. I'd be happy with Mihajlovic, I think it's pretty much a done deal judging by what he said after the Fiorentina game. I think Donadoni has been lined up to replace him at Samp.

I see Dybala has been linked with Arsenal today, wouldn't mind seeing him at the San Paolo next summer!!


Mihajlovic is good but a bit of a loose cannon. Would be reunited with Gabbiadini!

I bought Dybala to replace Tevez on my Football manager game as Juventus and he's smashing them in. I think the same could happen in real life at the end of the season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 08, 2015, 12:49:15 AM
Mihajlovic is good but a bit of a loose cannon. Would be reunited with Gabbiadini!

I bought Dybala to replace Tevez on my Football manager game as Juventus and he's smashing them in. I think the same could happen in real life at the end of the season.

Dybala is class, Argentina are spoilt for choice up front, the race for the Capocannoniere is full of Argentinians! The Dybala shout is a good one, could definitely see him at Juve if Tevez goes, to Boca maybe?

Lol..... Mihajlovic is mental, wouldn't surprise me at all if he has a bust up with De Laurentiis and walk away before Christmas!

Did you see Luca Toni's goal at the weekend? Took him about 5mins to get back up off the floor after scoring the volley! :) Still firing them in despite being 57.  He said he can't get any slower so might as well play one more season!

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 08, 2015, 01:35:00 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCAe6YNWMAApUtL.jpg)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 08, 2015, 01:52:16 AM
No Llorente for Juve is an interesting one
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 08, 2015, 02:07:01 AM
Dybala is class, Argentina are spoilt for choice up front, the race for the Capocannoniere is full of Argentinians! The Dybala shout is a good one, could definitely see him at Juve if Tevez goes, to Boca maybe?

Lol..... Mihajlovic is mental, wouldn't surprise me at all if he has a bust up with De Laurentiis and walk away before Christmas!

Did you see Luca Toni's goal at the weekend? Took him about 5mins to get back up off the floor after scoring the volley! :) Still firing them in despite being 57.  He said he can't get any slower so might as well play one more season!



Yes mate I saw it. He's scoring at quite a rate. I heard that he's now Verona's record scorer in Serie A!

Well it looks like Tevez wants to return to Boca this summer and supposedly Dybala wants to stay in Italy, putting Juve in the driving seat. But remains to be seen whether they can stump up the dough.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 08, 2015, 02:09:48 AM
Hahaha as if Matri scored. Looks like an extra from Jersey Shore. Plays like one too!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 08, 2015, 02:23:38 AM
Not been a great match
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 08, 2015, 02:31:43 AM
Fuck sake.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 08, 2015, 02:33:27 AM
Juventus's management of this game has been outstanding.

Bonucci with the ball straight in to the feet of the front man played a big part in that goal. What a player.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 08, 2015, 02:35:12 AM
Fucking Juve.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 08, 2015, 02:36:23 AM
Agree with you there hill, Bonucci is top class
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 08, 2015, 03:03:06 AM
What a finish
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 08, 2015, 04:05:35 AM
(http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Glee1.gif)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 09, 2015, 03:30:52 AM
Fuck off Benitez.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 09, 2015, 03:52:09 AM
Arrivederci Rafa
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 09, 2015, 04:33:18 AM
Arrivederci Rafa

I can't tell you how disappointed I am with that result this eve. Napoli and Everton have fucked me repeatedly this season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 09, 2015, 04:54:10 PM
So after being bought out a little while ago, Inter changed their strategy towards financial restraint, working within FFP and focusing on young players.

It seems now they are going to throw all that out of the window and break the bank to sign Yaya Toure, making him the highest earner in Serie A at 31, possibly funding the move by selling one of the league's top young players in Kovacic or Icardi. Oh and they've already violated FFP requirements.

Ridiculous management.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on April 09, 2015, 06:19:03 PM
So after being bought out a little while ago, Inter changed their strategy towards financial restraint, working within FFP and focusing on young players.

It seems now they are going to throw all that out of the window and break the bank to sign Yaya Toure, making him the highest earner in Serie A at 31, possibly funding the move by selling one of the league's top young players in Kovacic or Icardi. Oh and they've already violated FFP requirements.

Ridiculous management.

Used to love it when they'd name some decent player in their line-up that hadn't been seen for about 2 years as they had something like 50 (proper) professional players on their books.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 11, 2015, 04:37:56 AM
So after being bought out a little while ago, Inter changed their strategy towards financial restraint, working within FFP and focusing on young players.

It seems now they are going to throw all that out of the window and break the bank to sign Yaya Toure, making him the highest earner in Serie A at 31, possibly funding the move by selling one of the league's top young players in Kovacic or Icardi. Oh and they've already violated FFP requirements.

Ridiculous management.

I detest Inter. Would rather Napoli lose to Roma or Palermo than Inter. Toure's signing will raise the profile of Serie A, but as you've quite rightly said he's 31 and on the decline. Not sure on Kovacic or Icardi being the first out the door to fund Toure's move. Think the top earners like Vidic and Palacio and possibly Guarin would go first. But this is Inter so who knows.......
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 11, 2015, 06:31:20 PM
I detest Inter. Would rather Napoli lose to Roma or Palermo than Inter. Toure's signing will raise the profile of Serie A, but as you've quite rightly said he's 31 and on the decline. Not sure on Kovacic or Icardi being the first out the door to fund Toure's move. Think the top earners like Vidic and Palacio and possibly Guarin would go first. But this is Inter so who knows.......

It would be a lot more sensible to ditch the older, high wage players, but Kovacic has been heavily linked with a move away and Mancini doesn't seem to fancy him. Icardi is also stalling on a contract. I wouldn't be too surprised to see one leave.

Guarin is dreadful! They should do all they can to get rid. Can't believe Juventus tried to sign him last year.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 12, 2015, 01:07:32 AM
It would be a lot more sensible to ditch the older, high wage players, but Kovacic has been heavily linked with a move away and Mancini doesn't seem to fancy him. Icardi is also stalling on a contract. I wouldn't be too surprised to see one leave.

Guarin is dreadful! They should do all they can to get rid. Can't believe Juventus tried to sign him last year.

Don't often see inter and sensible in the same sentence!

Guarin has generally been poor, but he's vastly improved since Mancini has been back at Inter. As well as Juve he was linked with Man Utd wasn't he?

On a side note, I read that Paul Pogba ranks number 15 in the highest earners at Juve! I assumed it was 15th in Serie A, couldn't believe it when I actually read the article properly and realised it was just at Juve. Makes a mockery of the money Inter will she'll out for Toure!

Who do you think is the highest earner in Serie A? (without the use of google:))

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 12, 2015, 01:16:07 AM
Do they play for Inter?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 12, 2015, 01:22:52 AM
Don't often see inter and sensible in the same sentence!

Guarin has generally been poor, but he's vastly improved since Mancini has been back at Inter. As well as Juve he was linked with Man Utd wasn't he?

On a side note, I read that Paul Pogba ranks number 15 in the highest earners at Juve! I assumed it was 15th in Serie A, couldn't believe it when I actually read the article properly and realised it was just at Juve. Makes a mockery of the money Inter will she'll out for Toure!

Who do you think is the highest earner in Serie A? (without the use of google:))



I thought Pogba was one of their top earners.

I think it's De Rossi. No googling honestly!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 12, 2015, 01:25:19 AM
You think correctly. Good knowledge
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 12, 2015, 01:32:07 AM
Do they play for Inter?

Sorry mate, Hill has ruined it ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 12, 2015, 01:45:38 AM
Sorry mate, Hill has ruined it ;)

Yeah you're right. He completely Hill'd it.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 12, 2015, 02:29:04 AM
Param 1-0 Juventus

 :o
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 12, 2015, 02:31:24 AM
Looking at that result, I assume they play Monaco midweek?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 12, 2015, 02:44:57 AM
Looking at that result, I assume they play Monaco midweek?

On Tuesday. Rotated heavily.

Storari; Lichsteiner, Ogbonna, Chiellini, Padoin; Vidal, Marchisio, Sturaro; Pererya; Llorente, Coman.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on April 12, 2015, 02:46:19 AM
Is vidal still gettimg on the ale all the time?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 12, 2015, 09:24:41 PM
Looks like Lazio are going to be in the champions league.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 12, 2015, 10:48:00 PM
Looks like Lazio are going to be in the champions league.

Probably. 8pts clear of Napoli and 1pt ahead of Roma. Their last two games of the season are the Rome derby and away to Napoli, but looking at their fixtures they could have CL qualification sewn up before then.

Big win for Napoli today, thankfully.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 12, 2015, 10:50:47 PM
Probably. 8pts clear of Napoli and 1pt ahead of Roma. Their last two games of the season are the Rome derby and away to Napoli, but looking at their fixtures they could have CL qualification sewn up before then.

Big win for Napoli today, thankfully.

Back to back 3-0 defeats for Fiorentina.

I think they've got a strong shot at the Europa League though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 12, 2015, 11:06:36 PM
Felipe Anderson again!

And Candreva.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 13, 2015, 01:02:20 AM
Milan v Sampdoria could be decent tonight.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 13, 2015, 01:15:29 AM
Milan v Sampdoria could be decent tonight.

Milan are always good for a laugh so I'll be watching
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on April 13, 2015, 01:16:58 AM
Outstanding finish from Chory Castro for Sociedad to put them 2-1 up vs Deportivo.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 13, 2015, 01:53:51 AM
Okaka looks like a tanked up JB Smoove.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 19, 2015, 02:15:21 AM
Fuckin' Bonucci's just made an overlap, received the ball on the halfway line, dribbled 40 yards and smashed it in from the edge of the area.

Ridiculous central defender!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on April 19, 2015, 02:19:28 AM
Looks like Bale is out of the return Madrid derby in the CL, Benzema is struggling to be fit and Modric has just limped off injured. Marcelo is already out. Problems for Ancelotti.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 19, 2015, 02:22:13 AM
I was just about to put the Juventus Lazio game on but I don't think i'll bother now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 19, 2015, 02:23:19 AM
I was just about to put the Juventus Lazio game on but I don't think i'll bother now.

It's been good!

Lazio have given a good account of themselves, despite the score.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on April 19, 2015, 06:32:33 PM
Tuchel named dortmund coach.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on April 19, 2015, 06:52:32 PM
Martin Samuel on Sunday Supplement this morning trying to put the argument that Klopp would be perfect for West Ham (his club). The lack of perspective, the Anglocentricity and the ignorance of the man knows no bounds.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 19, 2015, 07:09:35 PM
Martin Samuel on Sunday Supplement this morning trying to put the argument that Klopp would be perfect for West Ham (his club). The lack of perspective, the Anglocentricity and the ignorance of the man knows no bounds.

Will he be able to fight off Bielsa for it though?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on April 19, 2015, 07:10:55 PM
Martin Samuel on Sunday Supplement this morning trying to put the argument that Klopp would be perfect for West Ham (his club). The lack of perspective, the Anglocentricity and the ignorance of the man knows no bounds.

He's a fat fucking dickhead.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 20, 2015, 12:16:46 AM
Cagliari are so poor. Good to see Roma dropping points today.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 20, 2015, 12:32:59 AM
Which way do we reckon the Milan derby is going to go?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 01:02:05 AM
Which way do we reckon the Milan derby is going to go?

I'm going with 0-0
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 01:07:21 AM
The BT player is telling me to install Silverlight when I just have
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 20, 2015, 01:18:41 AM
Which way do we reckon the Milan derby is going to go?

Inter win, 2-0
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 20, 2015, 01:22:31 AM

The BT player is telling me to install Silverlight when I just have


Silverlight didn't work on chrome anymore apparently. Assuming you're having the same problem then you'll have to change browsers.

I fancy AC Milan for the win tonight.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 01:27:37 AM

Silverlight didn't work on chrome anymore apparently. Assuming you're having the same problem then you'll have to change browsers.

I fancy AC Milan for the win tonight.

Thanks mate. Have downloaded Firefox and it's now working.

Gonna be a pain in the tits having two browsers.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on April 20, 2015, 02:04:24 AM


Silverlight didn't work on chrome anymore apparently. Assuming you're having the same problem then you'll have to change browsers.

If that fails, try changing your trousers.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 02:10:11 AM
Shocking dye-job on Mancini there.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 20, 2015, 02:17:55 AM
 Is that the Suso who played for Liverpool?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 02:46:43 AM
Is that the Suso who played for Liverpool?

Yeah.

Looks proper creepy with that tan and hair combo.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 20, 2015, 02:48:20 AM
Yeah.

Looks proper creepy with that tan and hair combo.

Aye, didn't recognise him! He's played pretty well in what's been a poor match. Surprised Liverpool let him go, they were all raving about him a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 02:51:05 AM
Aye, didn't recognise him! He's played pretty well in what's been a poor match. Surprised Liverpool let him go, they were all raving about him a couple of years ago.

Wasn't he rinsing it when he was on loan in Spain?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 20, 2015, 03:47:10 AM
God that was shite
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 03:55:41 AM
God that was shite

Really poor football from both sides.

A non-event really.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 20, 2015, 04:01:42 AM
Inter win, 2-0

And that is why I don't bet on the football.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 20, 2015, 04:04:03 AM
And that is why I don't bet on the football.

@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)  should, mind you.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 20, 2015, 04:06:17 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)  should, mind you.

And then Pm his selections. That was grim viewing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on April 20, 2015, 04:12:33 AM
And that is why I don't bet on the football.

You should only bet on results you arranged yourself.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 20, 2015, 04:20:21 AM
That's called cricket isn't it?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 07:57:25 PM
So it looks like Milan are going to be bought out by a Thai billionaire. 'Mr Bee' is going to buy a 20% stake now with a view to a controlling 60% within a year.

Presumably his intention to get them back amongst the big time.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 20, 2015, 08:16:47 PM
So it looks like Milan are going to be bought out by a Thai billionaire. 'Mr Bee' is going to buy a 20% stake now with a view to a controlling 60% within a year.

Presumably his intention to get them back amongst the big time.

Looking to build a smaller stadium ala Juventus aren't they?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 20, 2015, 09:49:25 PM
Looking to build a smaller stadium ala Juventus aren't they?

Yeah. They've found a site. The issue of sharing the San Siro has to be resolved first. Not sure about proposed capacity.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 20, 2015, 09:52:19 PM
Yeah. They've found a site. The issue of sharing the San Siro has to be resolved first. Not sure about proposed capacity.

They were talking about 40k I think, which if they are heading back to the big time seems a bit small?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 26, 2015, 10:50:40 PM
Torino beat Juventus in the derby for the first time in two decades.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 26, 2015, 11:05:59 PM
Just saw that, Darmian linked with Madrid and Utd
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 27, 2015, 12:25:17 AM
Bayern crowned champions after Wolfsburg lost to MGB.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 27, 2015, 02:42:04 AM
Napoli 2-1 up at against Sampdoria at half time, must win game for Napoli.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 27, 2015, 02:44:09 AM
Napoli 2-1 up at against Sampdoria at half time, must win game for Napoli.

Good game so far.

Napoli's second goal was amazing. What a touch from Gabbiadini. I think Juventus relinquished their share of him too soon.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 27, 2015, 02:49:30 AM
Good game so far.

Napoli's second goal was amazing. What a touch from Gabbiadini. I think Juventus relinquished their share of him too soon.

Napoli are bang in form, Gabbiadini looks a bit of a bargain even with the inflated prices in the Jan window. Who do you follow in Serie A @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) ?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on April 27, 2015, 02:51:44 AM
Marco gabbiadini
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 27, 2015, 02:55:16 AM
Napoli are bang in form, Gabbiadini looks a bit of a bargain even with the inflated prices in the Jan window. Who do you follow in Serie A @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) ?

The Old Lady ;D makes me a hate figure with @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) who follows Fiorentina.

I also keep up with Milan and Sassuolo because of Zaza and Berardi.

3-1. Good goal again.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 27, 2015, 03:10:44 AM
The Old Lady ;D makes me a hate figure with @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) who follows Fiorentina.

I also keep up with Milan and Sassuolo because of Zaza and Berardi.

3-1. Good goal again.

And to think, I was a fan of yours ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 27, 2015, 03:14:12 AM
And to think, I was a fan of yours ;)

Disgrace isn't he
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 27, 2015, 03:20:58 AM
Disgrace isn't he

Lost all respect for him
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 27, 2015, 03:26:17 AM
Keystone cops defending there by samp...... 4-1
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 27, 2015, 03:42:44 AM
Happy with that. The race for the CL places could go to the final game of the season.

Looking forward to Fiorentina beating Juve on Wednesday :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 29, 2015, 01:44:23 AM
Bayern vs Borussia in the German cup. Klopp's last chance for a trophy.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 29, 2015, 02:05:56 AM
3 in 3 for Lewandowski against his former club. What a cunt!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on April 29, 2015, 02:10:39 AM
Barca 6-0 up after 51 minutes against Getafe.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 29, 2015, 02:50:49 AM
Bayern Munich are a proper gang of cunts.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 29, 2015, 03:00:08 AM
Dortmund haven't had a kick. It's been easy for Bayern.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 29, 2015, 03:54:46 AM
Dortmund haven't had a kick. It's been easy for Bayern.
Their goal came out of nowhere like but Dortmund have been better since equalising.

Kampl has just got himself a stupid red card, Dortmund need to hold out for pens.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 29, 2015, 04:11:09 AM
Their goal came out of nowhere like but Dortmund have been better since equalising.

Kampl has just got himself a stupid red card, Dortmund need to hold out for pens.

Bet Manuel Neuer steps up to take one.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 29, 2015, 04:18:52 AM
Bet Manuel Neuer steps up to take one.

Haha and he misses it.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 29, 2015, 04:19:37 AM
haaha what an epic shootout.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 29, 2015, 04:20:42 AM
2-0 lolol worst shootout ever.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 29, 2015, 04:24:59 AM
Another one trophy season for Pep?

EDIT: Nevermind, they won the Pokal last season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 30, 2015, 01:48:50 AM
Gonna miss Juventus taking a big step towards the title by grinding Fiorentina to dust as I'll be out Pirloing it myself at 5-a-side.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on April 30, 2015, 02:33:36 AM
Nice cross from Evra and a header from Tevez to make it 2-1 on the stroke of half time.

Had only just turned it on so no idea how the rest of the half has gone :eh:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on April 30, 2015, 10:44:06 PM
Gundogan's off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32537619 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32537619)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on May 01, 2015, 12:20:33 AM
Nice cross from Evra and a header from Tevez to make it 2-1 on the stroke of half time.

Are you watching archive matches on MUTV?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 01, 2015, 02:43:34 AM
Empoli tearing Napoli a new one, 3-0 up at half time. Benitez changing the team that played so well against Sampdoria. Fucktard.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 01, 2015, 02:50:29 AM
Gundogan's off.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32537619 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32537619)

Really sad to see their team decline in this way.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 01, 2015, 02:51:11 AM
Really sad to see their team decline in this way.

Empoli are admirable.

Never understood Rafa's rotation. Some players are better than others. Simple.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on May 01, 2015, 03:25:15 AM
Really sad to see their team decline in this way.

They've not bought that well in the last year or so.

Maybe with Klopp going a fresh team is also a good idea.

Although it might take a year or so to start getting better.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 01, 2015, 03:49:43 AM
Empoli are admirable.

Never understood Rafa's rotation. Some players are better than others. Simple.

Have a lot of time for Empoli, not so much tonight though. 

Don't get me started on Rafa.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 01, 2015, 04:05:33 AM
Have a lot of time for Empoli, not so much tonight though. 

Don't get me started on Rafa.

Don't worry. He'll be gone soon!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on May 01, 2015, 04:22:19 AM
Love a bit of Massimo Maccarone.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 03, 2015, 12:58:35 AM
Juve wrapped up the scudetto with a win at Sampdoria. Terrific.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 04, 2015, 01:50:50 AM
Penalty and a sending off after 45secs of the Napoli v Milan game :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 04, 2015, 01:52:27 AM
Missed by Higuain ffs
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 04, 2015, 01:55:45 AM
Always pay close attention to De Sciglio when I see Milan and I've never been impressed.

Was looking forward to seeing him again and the fucker gets sent off after 40 seconds
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 04, 2015, 03:40:18 AM
Phew. Could see Napoli snatching a draw from the jaws of victory after that first half. Good changes by Benitez eventually and Hamsik scores another vital goal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on May 10, 2015, 01:55:30 AM
Moyes lost at Barca. Real 2-0 down to Valencia at half time.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 10, 2015, 02:18:10 AM
Moyes lost at Barca. Real 2-0 down to Valencia at half time.

Did Kroos go off injured?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on May 10, 2015, 02:34:56 AM

Did Kroos go off injured?

Don't know sorry!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 10, 2015, 02:42:42 AM
Don't know sorry!

Just said on BT that he did and now he's a doubt for Wednesday.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on May 10, 2015, 03:05:22 AM
Pep to City, Klopp to Bayern?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on May 10, 2015, 03:12:16 AM
Pep to City, Klopp to Bayern?

Would be kind of sad to see Klopp go to Bayern after all that's happened between the two clubs over the years. I like to think that he's got more integrity than that.

Bayern lost for the fourth match in a row today.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 10, 2015, 11:06:29 PM
Just the 8 changes from Rafa. Better win on Thursday, especially if Napoli drop points today at Parma.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 10, 2015, 11:10:16 PM
Parma 1-0 Napoli after 10mins
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 10, 2015, 11:24:52 PM
lolol

looks like he's going to be signing a new deal doesn't it?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on May 10, 2015, 11:39:31 PM
Empoli will probably beat Napoli as well.

Luca Toni scored again today.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 11, 2015, 01:46:09 AM
Lazio vs Inter.

Lazio can take a big step towards the CL after Napoli dropped points.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 11, 2015, 02:12:40 AM
lolol

looks like he's going to be signing a new deal doesn't it?

The man is a tit. One of the best squads in serie a and CL qualification is now unlikely. Really thought Napoli would have been closer to Juve this season. Need a result in the Ukraine now or there will be riots at the San Paolo. 8 fucking changes in a must win game ffs.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on May 11, 2015, 02:13:05 AM
Come on Inter!!!
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Post by: hill135 on May 11, 2015, 03:08:50 AM
Inter are so crap. They have no idea how to move the ball through midfield.

Icardi is so wasteful.
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Post by: ally2 on May 11, 2015, 03:31:27 AM
Just tuned in to celta Vigo vs Sevilla. Reminds me of how good Arteta was for us. He really was brilliant. Shame he had to be a bellend when he went to arsenal but overall he's forgiven for what he did for us.
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Post by: TheRam on May 11, 2015, 05:06:29 AM
Just tuned in to celta Vigo vs Sevilla. Reminds me of how good Arteta was for us. He really was brilliant. Shame he had to be a bellend when he went to arsenal but overall he's forgiven for what he did for us.

What I'd do to have Mikel Arteta in his prime playing for us right now.

He'd walk into our team when at his best
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Post by: Shogun on May 11, 2015, 05:07:19 AM
Is he injured or something?

Haven't seen him mentioned for a few months with Arsenal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 12, 2015, 04:19:34 AM
Dybala off to Juve for €32m
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Post by: Shogun on May 12, 2015, 04:21:17 AM
Dybala off to Juve for €32m

Hate that sort of thing.

Shame for Morata as well as he'll go down to third choice again unless Tevez is off. Llorente won't be missed.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on May 12, 2015, 04:30:27 AM
Hate that sort of thing.

Shame for Morata as well as he'll go down to third choice again unless Tevez is off. Llorente won't be missed.

Tevez to Boca looks nailed on now. Be interesting to see how much of the Pogba money has gone on Dybala ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 12, 2015, 04:35:05 AM
Having said that, gazzetta saying Tevez will be offered a new deal.
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Post by: Shogun on May 12, 2015, 04:36:49 AM
Tevez to Boca looks nailed on now. Be interesting to see how much of the Pogba money has gone on Dybala ;)

I thought he was going to stay for another year?

Would you rather Gabbiadini for €13m or Dybala for €32m?
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Post by: TheRam on May 12, 2015, 04:40:15 AM
I signed him for my juve season on fifa.

Strike force of him, Tevez, Immobile and Borini.

All about Pogba number 10
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Post by: ForzaItalia on May 12, 2015, 04:59:01 AM
I thought he was going to stay for another year?

Would you rather Gabbiadini for €13m or Dybala for €32m?

Think that was the original plan, leave when his contract expires in 2016. Dybala signing could move that forward a year? Need hill to educate us on all things Juve.

Gabbiadini every day of the week ;)
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Post by: Shogun on May 12, 2015, 05:09:39 AM
Think that was the original plan, leave when his contract expires in 2016. Dybala signing could move that forward a year? Need hill to educate us on all things Juve.

Gabbiadini every day of the week ;)

Hilly is still probably wanking off to last week's match on repeat.
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Post by: hill135 on May 12, 2015, 03:14:44 PM
Dybala's not signed yet. Looks like he's going to though.

Looks like Tevez will at least stay until 2016, but supposedly he's been offered an extra year. I think the Tevez and Dybala situations are independent of each other.

Seems Juve are flush with cash after their European exploits.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on May 12, 2015, 04:15:40 PM
Dybala's not signed yet. Looks like he's going to though.

Looks like Tevez will at least stay until 2016, but supposedly he's been offered an extra year. I think the Tevez and Dybala situations are independent of each other.

Seems Juve are flush with cash after their European exploits.

I read it will done by the end of the week? How do you think he'll do at Juve?



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Post by: hill135 on May 12, 2015, 04:50:50 PM
I read it will done by the end of the week? How do you think he'll do at Juve?





I've seen that too, but no word from the clubs yet. He was left on the bench for Palermo so that's telling.

I hope he does well and I think he will. It's a good place for youngsters to develop as if they're good enough they will given a chance. I can't see them spending so much on a rotation player.

Ultimately I think they might have overpaid as he's only got one good season under his belt and I'm quite sure he's entering the last year of his contract.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 17, 2015, 04:13:36 AM
Bayern lost again. This time to Freiburg lolol

PSG have won the French title. Would have been great to see Lyon smash the monopoly with a team almost entirely made up of homegrown players. The petrodollars won out in the end, inevitably.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 17, 2015, 07:08:45 PM
Last season Domenico Berardi scored four in one game for Sassuolo against Milan, today he's scored a hat trick.

20 years old, two seasons in the top flight and seven career goals against Milan.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 17, 2015, 07:36:35 PM
Last season Domenico Berardi scored four in one game for Sassuolo against Milan, today he's scored a hat trick.

20 years old, two seasons in the top flight and seven career goals against Milan.

Owned by Juve isn't he?
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Post by: hill135 on May 17, 2015, 08:04:24 PM
Owned by Juve isn't he?

Co-owned. So money will have to change hands if they want to keep him. Will be interesting to see what happens.
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Post by: hill135 on May 21, 2015, 01:46:46 AM
Coppa Italia final.

Juventus hoping to win it for the first time in 20 years and continue their pursuit of the treble. Lazio looking to add this trophy to the one they won a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 21, 2015, 01:52:36 AM
1-0 Lazio already!
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Post by: hill135 on May 21, 2015, 01:59:53 AM
1-1

two set piece goals.
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Post by: Shogun on May 21, 2015, 04:19:18 AM
Juventus win 2-1 AET.

Can see it getting stabby in the capital tonight.
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Post by: hill135 on May 21, 2015, 04:20:13 AM
It went to extra time. Pirlo took control of the game, Matri scored (just about the only thing he's done in a Juventus shirt this season) and Juventus won 2-1.

On course for a possible treble now. As are Barcelona.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on May 21, 2015, 01:31:08 PM
It went to extra time. Pirlo took control of the game, Matri scored (just about the only thing he's done in a Juventus shirt this season) and Juventus won 2-1.

On course for a possible treble now. As are Barcelona.

More evidence of the CL effect across Europe (inc the PL).

If a team won a treble 15-20 years ago that was pretty rare.

Now it seems like there's a chance of it every season for someone.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on May 24, 2015, 12:25:10 AM
Valencia and Sevilla pushing for the final CL spot in La Liga. Valencia on 74 pts, Sevilla on 73. Currently at HT in the final game of the season, Valencia coming from behind twice to be drawing 2-2 at Almeria and Sevilla still 0-0 away at Malaga.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on May 24, 2015, 12:33:16 AM
Sevilla making a mockery of the europa league myth.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on May 24, 2015, 12:40:29 AM
Sevilla 1-0 up, Reyes, and into the CL place as it stands.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 24, 2015, 06:31:13 AM
Sevilla will qualify for the CL anyway as they'll surely smash Dnipro.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 24, 2015, 06:43:50 AM
So some things were settled today:

In Italy, Roma qualified for the CL after Napoli lost to Juventus. Lazio only need one point from their last two games to join them. Incidentally, those games are against Roma and then Napoli.

Ancelotti confirms he'll take a year out if sacked by RM. There had been a lot of talk that he would return to Milan if they were to be bought out or receive big investment but it's not going to happen.

In Germany, fallen giants Stuttgart and Hamburg avoided relegation on the final day. Hamburg will play in the promotion/relegation play-off for the second season in a row. Schalke finished a mediocre 6th and Dortmund 7th, meaning they will play in the EL next season.

And in Spain, Martin Odergaard made his debut for Real Madrid aged 16. Oh, and Moyes finished 12th.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on May 24, 2015, 06:48:38 AM
So some things were settled today:

In Italy, Roma qualified for the CL after Napoli lost to Juventus. Lazio only need one point from their last two games to join them. Incidentally, those games are against Roma and then Napoli.


Lazio's goal difference is 14 goals better than Napoli.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 24, 2015, 01:59:41 PM
So some things were settled today:

In Italy, Roma qualified for the CL after Napoli lost to Juventus. Lazio only need one point from their last two games to join them. Incidentally, those games are against Roma and then Napoli.

Ancelotti confirms he'll take a year out if sacked by RM. There had been a lot of talk that he would return to Milan if they were to be bought out or receive big investment but it's not going to happen.

In Germany, fallen giants Stuttgart and Hamburg avoided relegation on the final day. Hamburg will play in the promotion/relegation play-off for the second season in a row. Schalke finished a mediocre 6th and Dortmund 7th, meaning they will play in the EL next season.

And in Spain, Martin Odergaard made his debut for Real Madrid aged 16. Oh, and Moyes finished 12th.

Hamsik started on the bench yet again for a must win game. Higuain goes off injured at half time and Benitez plays Gabbiadini as a false 9. The sooner he fucks off the better.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 24, 2015, 06:08:28 PM
Hamsik started on the bench yet again for a must win game. Higuain goes off injured at half time and Benitez plays Gabbiadini as a false 9. The sooner he fucks off the better.

as if he's being lined up for a promotion in the form of the Real job lolol
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Post by: ForzaItalia on May 24, 2015, 09:49:58 PM
as if he's being lined up for a promotion in the form of the Real job lolol

Balague reckons he's their preferred choice apparently!? Can just see Ronaldo buying in to his rotation policy :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 26, 2015, 01:31:48 AM
Ancelotti sacked.
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Post by: ally2 on May 26, 2015, 01:46:56 AM
With the exception of watching them take Liverpool apart, Real Madrid are an exceptionally dislikable club. They don't deserve Ancelotti. I presume they will now ruin Zidane.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 26, 2015, 02:37:47 AM
Hopefully they move for Klopp before the Shite do.
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Post by: velimski on May 26, 2015, 03:05:17 AM
Does Serie A still have the most ridiculous set of results on the final day of the league season depending on who needs what to stay up/get into Europe?

I remember looking at the odds for the final round of matches a few years ago. Even the bookies knew exactly what was going to happen before the matches kicked off.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: The Analog Kid on May 26, 2015, 03:39:48 AM
Hopefully they move for Klopp before the Shite do.

Benitez isn't it?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: The Analog Kid on May 26, 2015, 03:41:28 AM
There's a match been played in Istanbul tonight between Istanbul and Fenerbache, 2-2, Fenerbache had 4 sent off and 6 yellow cards. Nine minutes added on at the end.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on May 26, 2015, 04:57:14 AM
Edit: Nevermind, need to improve my knowledge of Turkish football.


Actually, no, I don't.
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Post by: hill135 on May 28, 2015, 05:05:28 AM
Galliani has met with Ancelotti three times in the last few days with another meeting to come soon.

Looks like Milan are basically begging him to return.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 29, 2015, 12:58:01 AM
Ancelotti says it's "50-50" whether he will return to Milan and will decide next week. The word is, they are offering him an enormous transfer budget to tempt him. Quite where it's coming from, who knows.

Would be a very interesting development if he were to return.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 29, 2015, 01:51:49 PM
Addio Rafa. Grazie per niente!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 29, 2015, 02:06:20 PM
Ancelotti says it's "50-50" whether he will return to Milan and will decide next week. The word is, they are offering him an enormous transfer budget to tempt him. Quite where it's coming from, who knows.

Would be a very interesting development if he were to return.

Isn't Fininvest (Berlusconi's company) selling a large part of their stake in Milan to some Thai investment company or something?

I like Ancelotti, be good to see him back in Italian football. Even better if he rocked up in Naples.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 29, 2015, 05:36:49 PM
Isn't Fininvest (Berlusconi's company) selling a large part of their stake in Milan to some Thai investment company or something?

I like Ancelotti, be good to see him back in Italian football. Even better if he rocked up in Naples.

It seems Berlusconi is getting cold feet about actually handing over a controlling interest. There is a lot interest in a buyout supposedly, but basically he wants someone else to front up the bunce while he retains control.

His regime is the problem but he can't see it.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 30, 2015, 12:14:27 AM
It seems Berlusconi is getting cold feet about actually handing over a controlling interest. There is a lot interest in a buyout supposedly, but basically he wants someone else to front up the bunce while he retains control.

His regime is the problem but he can't see it.

Can see him selling tbh, think he's got no other option. Milan are in serious decline and need a massive amount of investment. Talking about €400m for 51% aren't they?
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Post by: hill135 on May 30, 2015, 05:57:00 AM
Can see him selling tbh, think he's got no other option. Milan are in serious decline and need a massive amount of investment. Talking about €400m for 51% aren't they?

The latest offer from this Thai guy is supposedly 1billion for the whole club. But Berlusconi today confirmed he doesn't want to sell.

Fuck knows what's going on.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 31, 2015, 07:24:50 PM
Klopp went out with a whimper after Wolfsburg won the German cup 3-1. Dortmund took the lead early on but wilted.

A change is surely for the best.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 01:45:53 AM
Napoli vs Lazio.

The outcome will decide who gets the final CL place. Lazio only need to draw but if Napoli win it's theirs
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 01:49:38 AM
More importantly, 38 year old Luca Toni will finish the season as top scorer if Icardi doesn't score 2 or more goals for Inter (2 = joint)
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Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 01:54:46 AM
Forza Napoli
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 01:57:17 AM
More importantly, 38 year old Luca Toni will finish the season as top scorer if Icardi doesn't score 2 or more goals for Inter (2 = joint)

Fuckin' Serie A is a graveyard for past-it players!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 02:29:37 AM
Fuck.
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Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 02:35:17 AM
Parolo has been a very good signing.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 02:40:22 AM
Everton and Napoli have kicked me in the balls all season, why I expected anything different this eve is beyond me.
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Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 02:40:26 AM
(in an Alan Partridge voice) And another!

Candreva is so fucking boss.

Goals from midfield for Lazio this season.
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Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 02:42:41 AM
Fiorentina 4th 8)
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Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 02:45:36 AM
Fiorentina 4th 8)

Fuck off. You too hilly. :)
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Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 03:07:35 AM
Hold the phone......
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Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 03:08:53 AM
Piss off Icardi
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Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 03:11:05 AM
The game's gone insane!

De Vrij has been brilliant this season.
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Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 03:14:46 AM
Shit!
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Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 03:15:34 AM
All over these Roman bitches.

If De Vrij had played for Napoli they would have been much closer to Juve this season. Koulibaly and Britos have been Alcaraz like.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 03:16:07 AM
There'll be riots if Lazio blow this
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Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 03:16:07 AM
Now then......
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Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 03:17:18 AM
Fucking hell.

Napoli will surely win it now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 03:20:32 AM
It would be vintage Napoli if they fuck this up.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 03:22:28 AM
I rest my fucking case.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 03:23:23 AM
This is an absolutely ridiculous game.

Rocchi loves the red cards lolol
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Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 03:28:33 AM
haha fucking hell
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Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 03:29:48 AM
This is the most amazing game of the season.

Marchetti looking like he shit himself after Higuiain's run up.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 03:29:58 AM
I rest my fucking case.

I rest two cases.
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Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 03:37:29 AM
3-2 Lazio, Boom
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Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 03:38:27 AM
lolol
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Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 03:40:19 AM
Piss off Icardi
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 03:40:22 AM
3-2 Lazio, Boom

Vaffanculo. Rocchi ha merda negli occhi
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Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 03:44:50 AM
Klose wraps it up
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 03:45:48 AM
Andujar is comfortably the worst keeper I have ever seen.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 01, 2015, 03:54:02 AM
I'm quite amazed that after his tenure, which has seen him spend a fortune only to make the team worse, and culminating in a 5th place finish and failure to win the Europa League, Benitez is in line to take over from one of the best manager's around at Real Madrid.

I predict he fails miserably.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 01, 2015, 03:58:45 AM
I'm quite amazed that after his tenure, which has seen him spend a fortune only to make the team worse, and culminating in a 5th place finish and failure to win the Europa League, Benitez is in line to take over from one of the best manager's around at Real Madrid.

I predict he fails miserably.

He'll win the Copa Del Rey though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on June 01, 2015, 04:08:06 AM
I'd be amazed if he was still at Real next summer.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 04:13:19 AM
I'm quite amazed that after his tenure, which has seen him spend a fortune only to make the team worse, and culminating in a 5th place finish and failure to win the Europa League, Benitez is in line to take over from one of the best manager's around at Real Madrid.

I predict he fails miserably.

Pretty much spot on. He bought appallingly in the summer, has persisted with this ridiculous rotation policy and his use of Hamsik this season has baffled everyone.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 01, 2015, 04:14:20 AM
I'd be amazed if he was still at Real next summer.

I'd be amazed if he was still there after the winter break.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 03, 2015, 03:39:39 AM
Ancelotti says no to Milan.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Tony Clifton on June 04, 2015, 04:05:17 AM
Benitez looking for trouble already in the form of Raheem Sterling.  Please, please make this happen!  :snigger:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 04, 2015, 10:26:31 PM
Mihajlovic to AC. Spalletti being touted as the next Napoli manager, would rather Sarri .

Did hear a strange one....Rudi Garcia to Napoli and Spalletti back to Roma.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 05, 2015, 04:17:37 AM
Sarri has resigned so presumably someone has him lined up. Might look a bit premature otherwise.

Stramaccioni gone from Udinese too. I put them down for team to watch at the start of the season :snigger:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 05, 2015, 09:52:10 AM
Ancelotti says no to Milan.

You'd have thought football clubs would have a better policy than "If you don't ask, you don't get". Desperation.

Neto officially left Fiorentina and looks to be joining Juventus. He's a decent keeper to be fair but he's got plenty to learn outside of shot stopping.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on June 05, 2015, 01:02:28 PM
You'd have thought football clubs would have a better policy than "If you don't ask, you don't get". Desperation.

Neto officially left Fiorentina and looks to be joining Juventus. He's a decent keeper to be fair but he's got plenty to learn outside of shot stopping.

Why are you awake writing comments about Fiorentina at around 4am, you madman? ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 05, 2015, 03:25:36 PM
You'd have thought football clubs would have a better policy than "If you don't ask, you don't get". Desperation.

Neto officially left Fiorentina and looks to be joining Juventus. He's a decent keeper to be fair but he's got plenty to learn outside of shot stopping.

From Neto's point of view I don't understand it. He's just going to be sat on the bench. However for Juventus it's a shrewd move. They get a good goalkeeper, who is happy to be back up, from a rival - without compensating them financially.

Their recruitment system has to be the best in football at the moment. Such a contrast to the days of big money flops like Melo, Krasic, Amauri and so on.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 05, 2015, 04:44:46 PM
From Neto's point of view I don't understand it. He's just going to be sat on the bench. However for Juventus it's a shrewd move. They get a good goalkeeper, who is happy to be back up, from a rival - without compensating them financially.

Their recruitment system has to be the best in football at the moment. Such a contrast to the days of big money flops like Melo, Krasic, Amauri and so on.

You're not wrong. I also think they've got a bargain in Dybala, he's going to be world class.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 05, 2015, 05:03:47 PM
You're not wrong. I also think they've got a bargain in Dybala, he's going to be world class.

Plus the options on all the best young Italian strikers allows them to either have the first option on them (Zaza and Berardi) or make money (Immobile and Gabbiadini).
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 05, 2015, 05:04:16 PM
Double post.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 06, 2015, 03:01:42 AM
Berlusconi has finally agreed to sell 48 percent of Milan for 480 million Euros.

Presumably big money will be available now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on June 06, 2015, 03:17:56 AM
Berlusconi has finally agreed to sell 48 percent of Milan for 480 million Euros.

Presumably big money will be available now.

They're valued at 1 Billion euros?

Bit steep isn't it?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 06, 2015, 03:37:07 AM
They're valued at 1 Billion euros?

Bit steep isn't it?

Might seem so in the current climate in Italy. But Milan are one of the most internationally successful clubs, with an enormous world-wide fan base. It's a massive brand.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 06, 2015, 06:09:13 PM
Looks like @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) has is wish with Sarri set to take over at Napoli.

Maybe he'll play a diamond with Valdifiori at the base and Hamsik at the tip.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 06, 2015, 06:45:37 PM
Looks like @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) has is wish with Sarri set to take over at Napoli.

Maybe he'll play a diamond with Valdifiori at the base and Hamsik at the tip.

:) Fingers crossed De Laurentiis will back him in the transfer market and he'll be able to persuade Higuain to stay. Going to be interesting to see how Sarri plays next year, hopefully Sepe arriving will mean the end of Andujar chucking them in every week.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 06, 2015, 11:54:31 PM
:) Fingers crossed De Laurentiis will back him in the transfer market and he'll be able to persuade Higuain to stay. Going to be interesting to see how Sarri plays next year, hopefully Sepe arriving will mean the end of Andujar chucking them in every week.

Don't think Higuain can have any complaints about them not being in the CL. He kept bottling it at vital moments.

Think the football will be easier on the eye than that served up by Rafa. Thought it was a bit functional. Empoli played good stuff. Isn't Sepe owned by Napoli?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 07, 2015, 12:19:04 AM
Don't think Higuain can have any complaints about them not being in the CL. He kept bottling it at vital moments.

Think the football will be easier on the eye than that served up by Rafa. Thought it was a bit functional. Empoli played good stuff. Isn't Sepe owned by Napoli?

He did miss big chances in crucial games, both legs of the Europa semi and the Lazio game being prime examples! Can see him going to Spain, Atletico are sniffing by all accounts. I would hope he'd show a bit of loyalty.

Teams worked Napoli out last season, they were almost playing on the counter, counter attack against them. I'm really confident Sarri is the man for the job, as you say Empoli played some lovely stuff.

Yep Sepe is owned by Napoli, hopefully problem solved!

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 07, 2015, 12:21:03 AM
Straight swap, Higuain for Maccarone.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 07, 2015, 12:22:48 AM
Straight swap, Higuain for Maccarone.

Looks like Montella might be off, Shogs

http://www.football-italia.net/67441/montella-infuriates-fiorentina
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 07, 2015, 12:25:17 AM
Straight swap, Higuain for Maccarone.

Luca Toni maybe ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 07, 2015, 12:32:13 AM
Looks like Montella might be off, Shogs

http://www.football-italia.net/67441/montella-infuriates-fiorentina

Yeah, I read something similar on ViolaNation yesterday. I think he probably will stay but it's clear he's weighing up his options.

Sousa and particularly Ventura would be downgrades.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 07, 2015, 12:57:01 AM
Yeah, I read something similar on ViolaNation yesterday. I think he probably will stay but it's clear he's weighing up his options.

Sousa and particularly Ventura would be downgrades.

Ventura's done well with an unfancied team, losing his best players all the time.

What options does he have? Milan and Napoli have already made their moves when he would have been in for a shout with them. Maybe Roma if they bin Garcia?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on June 07, 2015, 01:09:35 AM
Yeah, I read something similar on ViolaNation yesterday. I think he probably will stay but it's clear he's weighing up his options.

Sousa and particularly Ventura would be downgrades.

you've got far too much free time on your hands Shogs.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 07, 2015, 01:18:09 AM
you've got far too much free time on your hands Shogs.

That's what your mum tells me.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on June 07, 2015, 01:27:05 AM
That's what your mum tells me.

 :wag:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 09, 2015, 04:17:37 AM
Montella sacked
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 09, 2015, 02:15:22 PM
Montella sacked

No surprise there.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 09, 2015, 03:08:34 PM
Don't understand what he was doing. Can't have been angling for another job as both Milan and Napoli moved quickly to appoint others.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 09, 2015, 07:32:27 PM
Well, I don't think Montella really cares where he goes, as long as he goes. Since Fiorentina crashed out of the Europa League, Montella has been talking about the ambition of the club and being completely non-committal about his future at the club. He does have a point, players have constantly been sold in the three years he's been there and he's done phenomenally well given the resources at the club. They also played great football in the second half of the season and produced some memorable moments (first team to beat Juventus away this season) but the season did end on a dull note.

It sounds like a bit of petulance from Della Valle to sack him in the way he has done and to have been so scathing about Montella in the press does leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. I don't see how Fiorentina are going to be anything better than midtable next season with the size of the squad and the calibre of the names being linked but I guess it's a waiting game.

I doubt that Montella will be short of options. He proved himself massively in his tenure at Fiorentina and I wouldn't be surprised if Roma get rid of Rudi Garcia for him.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 10, 2015, 03:45:20 AM
Well, I don't think Montella really cares where he goes, as long as he goes. Since Fiorentina crashed out of the Europa League, Montella has been talking about the ambition of the club and being completely non-committal about his future at the club. He does have a point, players have constantly been sold in the three years he's been there and he's done phenomenally well given the resources at the club. They also played great football in the second half of the season and produced some memorable moments (first team to beat Juventus away this season) but the season did end on a dull note.

It sounds like a bit of petulance from Della Valle to sack him in the way he has done and to have been so scathing about Montella in the press does leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. I don't see how Fiorentina are going to be anything better than midtable next season with the size of the squad and the calibre of the names being linked but I guess it's a waiting game.

I doubt that Montella will be short of options. He proved himself massively in his tenure at Fiorentina and I wouldn't be surprised if Roma get rid of Rudi Garcia for him.

Maybe he thought he'd hit the ceiling with three consecutive fourth-placed finishes. Rumours he was trying to have the clause which stipulated a set amount of compo to be removed from his contract, so maybe he was angling for another job. If so, could see how the owners would take it the wrong way.

Fiorentina might operate a sell-to-buy policy, but who doesn't? They've been paying increasingly large fees during his reign but one problem I would see is they spent it on highly injury-prone players.

I think they should do well again next season with the right appointment. They have a good squad. I don't know anything of this Sousa's credentials though.

Maybe Roma, but he managed them before and it didn't go too well.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 12, 2015, 05:33:02 PM
Khedira to Juve I see hilly, Pogba off?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 12, 2015, 06:02:22 PM
Khedira to Juve I see hilly, Pogba off?

I don't think any team would pay the asking price. More likely scenario I see is Pirlo off to Qatar and Marchisio assuming his role.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on June 12, 2015, 07:13:34 PM
I don't think any team would pay the asking price. More likely scenario I see is Pirlo off to Qatar and Marchisio assuming his role.

:(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 12, 2015, 07:44:28 PM
:(

I know man. Supposedly the same side that has signed Xavi has offered him an enormous sum of money. It would be tragic to see the great man resorting to a pay-day in the sun when he could bow out at the top level.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 30, 2015, 12:48:56 AM
Catania have been caught match fixing. Their President admitted his involvement.

They could be relegated to the amateur leagues as a punishment.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 30, 2015, 12:50:36 AM
Catania have been caught match fixing. Their President admitted his involvement.

They could be relegated to the amateur leagues as a punishment.
Who?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on June 30, 2015, 12:52:27 AM
Catania have been caught match fixing. Their President admitted his involvement.

They could be relegated to the amateur leagues as a punishment.

In other news, the Pope was caught in possession of rosary beads. :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 30, 2015, 12:53:40 AM
Who?

Catania is in Scicily

Been in Serie A for a few seasons before relegation last season. Were in the relegation zone in Serie B for ages so their President tried to fix some matches to avoid successive relegations.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on June 30, 2015, 01:00:03 AM
Catania is in Scicily

Been in Serie A for a few seasons before relegation last season. Were in the relegation zone in Serie B for ages so their President tried to fix some matches to avoid successive relegations.
Mafia fuckers....  I wouldn't mess with them
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on July 19, 2015, 01:01:13 AM
Giuseppe Rossi made his come back today, bagged an assist in a friendly against Carpi :)

He'll get injured in a couple of months but still nice to see.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 01, 2015, 05:40:54 AM
Fiorentina, Napoli, Sampdoria and Milan all with new managers for the season ahead. Should make for an interesting season.

I think that Napoli are going to do very well next year.

Fiorentina depends on if we can sort out a Salah replacement, assuming that Rossi is going to get injured again.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 01, 2015, 06:05:24 PM
I agree about Napoli. I think they'll improve their style and results with Sarri's new system. I reckon they could be targeting a higher standard of player than they have been though.

Samp got smashed 4-0 at home in the EL qualifier by a Serbian team I'd never heard of lolol Zenga already under pressure.

Fiorentina need to by some players.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 01, 2015, 07:02:18 PM
In Sorrento on hols, took my boys to watch us beat Cittadella 5-1 a couple of days ago, Insigne was boss. Be interesting to see how we go against Porto on Saturday. Common consensus here is most Naples fans would still rather have Benitez over Sarri bizarrely.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 01, 2015, 08:20:34 PM
In Sorrento on hols, took my boys to watch us beat Cittadella 5-1 a couple of days ago, Insigne was boss. Be interesting to see how we go against Porto on Saturday. Common consensus here is most Naples fans would still rather have Benitez over Sarri bizarrely.

Stockholm Syndrome
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 04, 2015, 06:03:18 PM
Saw that Bernadeschi put Barcelona to the sword in the friendly the other day.

What are the chances of him making an impact this season @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) ? Looks a promising player.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 04, 2015, 07:57:23 PM
Saw that Bernadeschi put Barcelona to the sword in the friendly the other day.

What are the chances of him making an impact this season @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) ? Looks a promising player.

I was pleasantly impressed with a lot of Fiorentina things when I watched that match and Bernadeschi was definitely one of them. He should have played more last season after his loan spell from the previous season but I guess that Montella didn't fancy him, or there wan't a place for him in the side. He's been given the number 10 shirt for the season ahead so it looks like he will play a big part. He reminds me of Mirallas in a lot of ways.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 04, 2015, 08:39:19 PM
I was pleasantly impressed with a lot of Fiorentina things when I watched that match and Bernadeschi was definitely one of them. He should have played more last season after his loan spell from the previous season but I guess that Montella didn't fancy him, or there wan't a place for him in the side. He's been given the number 10 shirt for the season ahead so it looks like he will play a big part. He reminds me of Mirallas in a lot of ways.

I think he was injured for a number of months. That 10 shirt would suggest he'll get the game time this season though.

Seen Fiorentina linked with Inler. I think he's a good player. Don't know why Napoli seem so happy to let him go.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 04, 2015, 09:32:56 PM
I think he was injured for a number of months. That 10 shirt would suggest he'll get the game time this season though.

Seen Fiorentina linked with Inler. I think he's a good player. Don't know why Napoli seem so happy to let him go.

He did pick up a bad injury but he was only getting so many minutes off the bench before then, who knows what would have happened?

They accepted a £3m bid from Leicester the other day but apparently Inler told them to do one. He'd be a good signing but I don't think he'll end up at Fiorentina, Borja Valero and Suarez will start as the two central midfielders and Badelj & Vecino are there for back up too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 04, 2015, 11:59:32 PM
Suarez said he rejected a move to Inter in his press conference :)

Also, Astori looks set to sign but it's weird because Roncaglia still played in the Barcelona game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 05, 2015, 10:00:10 PM
Borini to Fiorentina :(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 05, 2015, 10:03:12 PM
I think Borini's alright.

He tried hard and scored a few important goals in a terrible Sunderland side. He was passionate about the cause.

Plus he's scored goals in Serie A before.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 05, 2015, 10:10:46 PM
Yeah but he's got a shit celebration.

Most of his goals for Sunderland were pens as well. Only 3/7 were pens actually tbf.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 06, 2015, 05:28:00 PM
POgba given the number 10 shirt. Presumably we'll see him behind the strikers this season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 13, 2015, 05:46:39 PM
Watching the European Super Cup the other day I noticed Dani Alves was wearing Xavi's old number 6. Bit bizarre.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 15, 2015, 04:20:02 AM
Barcelona 3-0 down in the Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao and San Jose scored from about 45 yards in the first half
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 15, 2015, 04:50:44 AM
4-0 Athletic FT

Second leg at the Nou Camp on Monday should be fun.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on August 15, 2015, 05:14:36 AM
Lad at footie reckons Bilbao are now signing players that aren't basque?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 15, 2015, 05:20:08 AM
4-0 Athletic FT

Second leg at the Nou Camp on Monday should be fun.

Only just discovered this was on the red button. Ffs.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 23, 2015, 01:07:34 AM
Missed it but Roma drew 1-1 away to Hellas Verona. Despite their signings, I'm still not expecting that much from Roma this year. Lazio v Bologna later.

Any table predictions? At the top, I'll go:

Juventus
Inter
Napoli
Milan
Roma
Fiorentina
Lazio
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on August 23, 2015, 01:35:29 AM
Watching how Alcaraz gets on up against Jackson Martinez right now on SS5.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 23, 2015, 01:48:00 AM
Missed it but Roma drew 1-1 away to Hellas Verona. Despite their signings, I'm still not expecting that much from Roma this year. Lazio v Bologna later.

Any table predictions? At the top, I'll go:

Juventus
Inter
Napoli
Milan
Roma
Fiorentina
Lazio

Thank god the serious business is back :smug:

Not that impressed with Roma's business.

I predict:

Juventus
Napoli
Roma
Milan
Inter
Lazio
Fiorentina
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on August 23, 2015, 02:31:53 AM
Watching how Alcaraz gets on up against Jackson Martinez right now on SS5.

Who does alcaraz play for?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on August 23, 2015, 02:36:08 AM
Who does alcaraz play for?

Las Palmas, promoted to La Liga this season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on August 23, 2015, 02:37:52 AM
Las Palmas, promoted to La Liga this season.

Back to back promotions as well I think?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 23, 2015, 02:48:36 AM
Is he playing well then?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 23, 2015, 03:24:21 AM
Thank god the serious business is back :smug:

Not that impressed with Roma's business.

I predict:

Juventus
Napoli
Roma
Milan
Inter
Lazio
Fiorentina

I think this Juve cycle has come to an end :) also think if Bacca stays fit Milan will pip Roma to third.

Higuain to win the capocannoniere.

Napoli
Juventus
Milan
Roma
Lazio
Fiorentina
Inter

*subject to change
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on August 23, 2015, 07:29:35 PM
I'd rather see Napoli win than Juve.  It made me a bit sad that Milan's history of focusing almost solely on acquiring forwards has shifted slightly with their relatively big-money purchase of Romagnoli from Roma, who have in turn focused on acquiring forwards at the expense of defence.

I don't expect Milan to break into the top three this year.  Lazio has a better chance, in my opinion.

I'm most interested in how Napoli and Inter fare under their new managers.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 23, 2015, 08:27:28 PM
I'd rather see Napoli win than Juve.  It made me a bit sad that Milan's history of focusing almost solely on acquiring forwards has shifted slightly with their relatively big-money purchase of Romagnoli from Roma, who have in turn focused on acquiring forwards at the expense of defence.

I don't expect Milan to break into the top three this year.  Lazio has a better chance, in my opinion.

I'm most interested in how Napoli and Inter fare under their new managers.

Milan have bought Bacca for £21m and Adriano for about £6m so their not doing too badly!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 24, 2015, 12:56:57 AM
Juventus lose on the opening day at home to Udinese.

They badly need a number 10 so they can bin this 3-5-2.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 24, 2015, 01:05:02 AM
The dominance is over. ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 24, 2015, 01:16:26 AM
The dominance is over. ;)

Too soon.

The arrival of the former Florentine icon Cuadrado will see order restored!

Looking forward to this game against Milan. Two new managers.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 24, 2015, 01:18:55 AM
Juventus lose on the opening day at home to Udinese.

They badly need a number 10 so they can bin this 3-5-2.

Cycle has ended.......I called it :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 24, 2015, 01:24:46 AM
Not sure whether Fiorentina have gone for 4-2-3-1 or 3-4-3 here.

Fiorentina

Tatarusanu
Roncaglia Gonzalo Tomovic
Gilberto Badelj Borja Alonso
Bernardeschi Kalinic Illicic

Disappointed that Matias isn't starting.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 24, 2015, 01:51:56 AM
looks like 3-4-3 to me.

Should be a pundit @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 24, 2015, 01:57:27 AM
Napoli leading, Hamsik
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 24, 2015, 02:17:13 AM
1-1 ffs
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 24, 2015, 02:28:49 AM
Alonso with a mishit cross there
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 24, 2015, 02:33:28 AM
Ridiculous trajectory on that free kick.

Miha put his faith in Ely in pre-season and I wondered why. He looked like a player who'd never played in the top division before.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 24, 2015, 02:35:49 AM
Sweet freekick from Alonso and looking in control against ten men :)

Sampdoria having a slow start!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 24, 2015, 03:03:18 AM
Milan really picking up where they loft last season. Shooting themselves in the foot at every opportunity.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 24, 2015, 03:27:24 AM
Napoli's defending still as comical as last season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 24, 2015, 04:06:44 AM
Early table so far:

Shogun - 3
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) - 0
@ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) - 0

:)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 30, 2015, 02:13:11 AM
Saponara just scored against Milan for Empoli :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 30, 2015, 10:54:45 PM
Roma Juventus.

Probably good that Juventus dropped points on the opening day or a win here so early in the season would make it seem a foregone conclusion.

De Rossi at centreback. Cuadrado on the bench.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on August 30, 2015, 10:56:13 PM
Will the changes in Juve's squad potentially make them more vulnerable, and maybe make Serie A competitive for the first time in a few years?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 30, 2015, 11:02:20 PM
Will the changes in Juve's squad potentially make them more vulnerable, and maybe make Serie A competitive for the first time in a few years?

You're treading fine water, squire.

The amount of money Inter and Milan are spending will make the title race somewhat more competitive as well.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 30, 2015, 11:02:44 PM
Will the changes in Juve's squad potentially make them more vulnerable, and maybe make Serie A competitive for the first time in a few years?

Remains to be seen. They've lost three talismanic match winners. Signed good players but they look significantly weaker in midfield as Pirlo hasn't been replaced and Marchisio and Khedeira are injury prone. Also, they haven't yet been able to get hold of the number 10 they need to suit the system.

In my view, they could absorb a significant drop in performance this time around and still win the league as the gap has been so big.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 01:34:32 AM
How did Juve get on today @hill135
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 01:37:13 AM
Pain in the arse when Fiorentina aren't on BT.

Who wants to watch Napoli v Sampdoria anyway? :whistle:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 01:50:59 AM
How did Juve get on today @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)


Comprehensively outplayed. Deserved to lose.

Looking forward to sizing up Napoli tonight. particularly the midfield.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 01:56:32 AM
Booom! Marcgoal Alonso
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 01:58:50 AM
Booom! Marcgoal Alonso

"Bolton legend".
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 01:59:36 AM
Comprehensively outplayed. Deserved to lose.

Looking forward to sizing up Napoli tonight. particularly the midfield.

New they lost, just wondered how they played. I had to go sofa shopping :|

Midfield looking very fluid if a little narrow, Hamsik and Insigne bossing this!

Nice little finish from Higuain there
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 02:05:43 AM
"Bolton legend".

Sunderland legend, I think you'll find!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 02:07:34 AM
New they lost, just wondered how they played. I had to go sofa shopping :|

Midfield looking very fluid if a little narrow, Hamsik and Insigne bossing this!

Nice little finish from Higuain there

They lined up with a back three and were quite passive. Roma pressed very hard and had them hemmed in for most of the match. Juventus only came to life after going a goal behind but then Evra got sent off. Only positive was Dybala scoring.

Good to see Hamsik back at the centre of things for Napoli. Insigne looks a different player as a 10.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 02:22:29 AM
2 in 2 for Jovetic
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 02:36:49 AM

HT Torino 0-1 Fiorentina

(http://i.imgur.com/9MRThSQ.png)

Fiorentina dominating possession and being allowed to control the match. Torino have been absolutely shit and are defending with 11 men behind the ball with no intention to press despite losing the match.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 02:37:37 AM
Promising signs for Napoli. They look very well coached. Good balance in midfield. Hamsik and Valdifiori are running this.

That said, it's being made easier by a shambolic Sampdoria team. That defensive line for the second was the worst I've ever seen lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 02:42:32 AM
Must be missing Eto'o who has 3 goals in 2 matches for that made up Turkish team he's joined.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 02:44:32 AM
Must be missing Eto'o who has 3 goals in 2 matches for that made up Turkish team he's joined.

Has he caused a dressing room split yet?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 02:59:43 AM
Promising signs for Napoli. They look very well coached. Good balance in midfield. Hamsik and Valdifiori are running this.

That said, it's being made easier by a shambolic Sampdoria team. That defensive line for the second was the worst I've ever seen lolol

Amazing what happens when you let your creative players play with a bit of freedom! Haven't seen us play that well for so long. Obviously early days but I'm confident Sarri's appointment could be a DeLaurentis master stroke.

On the other side of coin Samp look shite!

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 03:08:18 AM
What the absolute fuck. Cracking goal from Eder. Penalty decision was a shocker.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 03:10:10 AM
Napoli gone mad in the last few mins.

Great work by Eder for the second though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 03:14:16 AM
Fuck Sake.

Fiorentina need a rocket up their arse.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 03:14:35 AM
Fuck off.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 03:17:40 AM
Hamsik has been supreme. Found the right pass every time.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 03:22:29 AM
Bye.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 03:25:33 AM
Hamsik has been supreme. Found the right pass every time.

Rafa doesn't like this.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 03:25:42 AM
Bye.

Big turnaround.

Why?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 03:28:13 AM
Rafa doesn't like this.

Seeing him in this game and remembering what he can do, it makes Rafa's inability to use him properly look even more criminal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 03:28:27 AM
Carpi equalised!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 03:29:53 AM
What a save by Reina there. Koulibaly has been a bit shit this half
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 03:35:57 AM
Big turnaround.

Why?

I don't know.

Fiorentina rather sat back. Torini equalised from a corner then started playing like an actual team. Their third goal was too good.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 03:41:17 AM
Merda.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 03:44:29 AM
Just switched over to BT sport Europe and fuckin' hell Di Maria on his debut with a wonder assist
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on August 31, 2015, 04:03:15 AM
I've not read this thread for a long long time but I logged in for a look after seeing Juve lost again and that Torino had another win.  I was not aware you were a Fiorentina fan until now Shogun?

Would love to see a wide open Serie A this season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 04:13:48 AM
I've not read this thread for a long long time but I logged in for a look after seeing Juve lost again and that Torino had another win.  I was not aware you were a Fiorentina fan until now Shogun?

Would love to see a wide open Serie A this season.

Where have you been?! It's the best thread on the site  8)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 04:25:50 AM
I've not read this thread for a long long time but I logged in for a look after seeing Juve lost again and that Torino had another win.  I was not aware you were a Fiorentina fan until now Shogun?

Would love to see a wide open Serie A this season.

Yeah, I started following them last year pal. I'm a sucker for Purple ;)

Are you a Torino fan?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on August 31, 2015, 04:25:58 AM
Where have you been?! It's the best thread on the site  8)

It's the Internet equivalent of James Richardson having an espresso outside an Italian cafe.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on August 31, 2015, 04:48:00 AM
Yeah, I started following them last year pal. I'm a sucker for Purple ;)

Are you a Torino fan?

Yeah I've always liked Torino.  My dad went there in the late 60s / 70s when Torino were fashionable (Gigi Meroni era I think) and I've always been fascinated by their story since I was a kid.  What with being invincible then getting decimated by Superga and then their complete misfortune / mismanagement since then.  Also went to Turin myself a while back and loved it, and it's too easy to follow Juvé!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 31, 2015, 04:59:16 AM
Much better reason than mine, Risky.

I'll have to update the table.

@Risky (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=10) - 6 points
Shogun - 3 points
@ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) - 1 point












@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) - 0, Zilch, nada, Zero
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 06:11:41 PM
Much better reason than mine, Risky.

I'll have to update the table.

@Risky (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=10) - 6 points
Shogun - 3 points
@ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) - 1 point












@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) - 0, Zilch, nada, Zero

That's cold.

:(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 07:12:28 PM
Chalobah to Napoli on loan is a bizarre one, especially as Sarri doesn't have a clue who he is
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 31, 2015, 07:18:19 PM
Wasn't Chalobah the bomb at Watford a few seasons ago? Seems to have stalled completely since.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 31, 2015, 07:29:22 PM
Wasn't Chalobah the bomb at Watford a few seasons ago? Seems to have stalled completely since.

Yeah, I think you're right. Another bang average midfielder isn't what's needed though
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 03:00:56 AM
So the number 10 Juventus have been chasing all summer will be Hernanes. Should be enough for Serie A but not enough to replicate last season. His signing should also go some way to replacing Pirlo's set piece threat.

Inter have gone insane, selling both of their midfield creators. Hernanes was very good behind the strikers towards the end of last season so to sell him to the team you're trying to catch up with, who were crying out for a number 10, when you have no other creativity in your team is really stupid. Inter will struggle I think.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 01, 2015, 04:53:09 AM
I like Hernanes, thought he was very good at Lazio although didn't see a lot of him at Inter, Napoli games aside. Think your spot on there, no Kovacic and Hernanes means Inter are going to struggle.

Really surprised Juve didn't push harder for Draxler, he seemed exactly the type of player Juventus are trying to sign at the moment?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 01, 2015, 05:09:39 AM
I like Hernanes, thought he was very good at Lazio although didn't see a lot of him at Inter, Napoli games aside. Think your spot on there, no Kovacic and Hernanes means Inter are going to struggle.

Really surprised Juve didn't push harder for Draxler, he seemed exactly the type of player Juventus are trying to sign at the moment?

I don't get it. Towards the end of last season, they finally found a functioning system with Hernanes behind two strikers and now he's gone to a rival with no replacement.

Seems they only got serious about Draxler towards the end of the window, and by that time Wolfsburg were flush the KDB cash. Frustrating.

See Napoli had a deal for Soriano but didn't get the paperwork in on time. Could have been a useful player.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on September 01, 2015, 07:06:32 AM
Massive fan of Hernanes.

Made up to see him at Juve.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 02, 2015, 05:01:08 AM
ADL saying Juventus made a deadline day move for Hamsik. If only. WOuld have been quite a coup @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 02, 2015, 01:20:31 PM
ADL saying Juventus made a deadline day move for Hamsik. If only. WOuld have been quite a coup @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296)

I would have died inside if he had sold Hamsik, and he would have died literally :) He also said we turned down a €28m bid from Inter for Gabbiadini and Ghoulam on deadline day. Napoli fans not happy with the lack of transfer activity, banners were hung at the training ground and there's another protest planned.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 02, 2015, 04:38:23 PM
I would have died inside if he had sold Hamsik, and he would have died literally :) He also said we turned down a €28m bid from Inter for Gabbiadini and Ghoulam on deadline day. Napoli fans not happy with the lack of transfer activity, banners were hung at the training ground and there's another protest planned.

To sell Hamsik to Juventus would have been even more stupid than Inter's Hernanes sale.

Does Sarri fancy Gabbiadini? He doesn't seem to have played much. Looks a better bet as the second striker than Mertens or Callejon to me.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 02, 2015, 05:16:08 PM
May sound absurd but do Inter really need anyone special in midfield?

It'll be negative but they've got a midfield of Kodogbia, Guarin and Medel so they're not going to concede many goals. Jovetic, Icardi, Persisic, Biabiany and Palacio are going to score goals regardless of what's behind them.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 02, 2015, 05:35:28 PM
May sound absurd but do Inter really need anyone special in midfield?

It'll be negative but they've got a midfield of Kodogbia, Guarin and Medel so they're not going to concede many goals. Jovetic, Icardi, Persisic, Biabiany and Palacio are going to score goals regardless of what's behind them.

Looks like Mancini wants to swap between a diamond and a 4231

One of their attackers could probably do a job as a 10 in a 4231, Jovetic for instance, and they could get away with two holders in the deep positions.

But I reckon a diamond in particular needs creativity at the base and the tip (:snigger:) In their first two games they lined up with a diamond: in the first, Kondogbia, Gnoukouri, Medel with Brozovic in the hole and in the second Guarin came in for Gnoukouri. Very workmanlike and not well balanced in my view.

The team has struggled for goals so far against poor teams so maybe their forwards need better supply.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 02, 2015, 05:44:43 PM
I thought Brozovic was a defensive midfielder for some reason.

Time will tell I guess. I can't see Mancini going for a diamond if he's brought in Perisic, Biabiany, Ljajic and Jovetic.

See they've also bought Felipe Melo, another DM!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 02, 2015, 05:56:28 PM
I thought Brozovic was a defensive midfielder for some reason.

Time will tell I guess. I can't see Mancini going for a diamond if he's brought in Perisic, Biabiany, Ljajic and Jovetic.

See they've also bought Felipe Melo, another DM!

So did I but he played in the hole in both games!

Maybe you're right about a system change given the recruitment. The again, last Jan he got in a load of wingers, only to move to a narrow system and since sold them off again! It ties in with the Hernanes sale. The only time the looked good was when he was behind two strikers, now they're not set up to plat that way.

Basically, I don't think Mancini knows what he's doing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on September 03, 2015, 12:05:43 AM
Yeah I've always liked Torino.  My dad went there in the late 60s / 70s when Torino were fashionable (Gigi Meroni era I think) and I've always been fascinated by their story since I was a kid.  What with being invincible then getting decimated by Superga and then their complete misfortune / mismanagement since then.  Also went to Turin myself a while back and loved it, and it's too easy to follow Juvé!

Sounds like the Italian everton. Must have a penchant for pain and suffering Risky
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 03, 2015, 01:28:37 AM
To sell Hamsik to Juventus would have been even more stupid than Inter's Hernanes sale.

Does Sarri fancy Gabbiadini? He doesn't seem to have played much. Looks a better bet as the second striker than Mertens or Callejon to me.

The Gabbiadini situation is a strange one. He played as the main striker when Higuain didn't play pre-season and replaced him against Sassuolo. Insigne looked a different player in the trequarista role, although time will tell on that one. I like Callejon and I think his pace and mobility are important in the way that Sarri wants to play.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 13, 2015, 01:58:11 AM
'6 Juventus 0-1 Chievo

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m85e8mw00m1rqfhi2o1_250.gif)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: therealdunc on September 13, 2015, 03:09:10 AM
What has happened to Juventus?

Look a shadow of themselves so far this season.

struggling at home to Cheivo!

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 13, 2015, 03:10:37 AM
What has happened to Juventus?

Look a shadow of themselves so far this season.

struggling at home to Cheivo!



Well, they did lose Tevez and Pirlo.

And Vidal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 13, 2015, 03:35:40 AM
Juventus with some very favourable refereeing decisions. FT 1-1.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 13, 2015, 11:09:13 PM
Missed it.

Marchisio injured again.  :headbang:

From Marchision, Vidal, Pogba and Pirlo, Juventus are looking rather light in midfield now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 14, 2015, 12:45:52 AM
Milan derby.

Two teams with similar shapes lacking quality in midfield.

I predict a poor game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 14, 2015, 12:53:44 AM
Milan derby.

Two teams with similar shapes lacking quality in midfield.

I predict a poor game.

They're due a good one.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 19, 2015, 11:05:29 PM
Saponara and Mertens wanted by Everton, unfortunately Italian press quoting the Star and Echo.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 19, 2015, 11:41:20 PM
I like Saponara. Not sure he suits the Prem though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 20, 2015, 12:32:16 AM
I like Saponara. Not sure he suits the Prem though.

Not seen a massive amount of him, he's looked decent when I have seen him. Is he worth a punt for £4.5m?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 20, 2015, 12:42:35 AM
Not seen a massive amount of him, he's looked decent when I have seen him. Is he worth a punt for £4.5m?

Good value that. But I thought Empoli paid about that to buy him?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 20, 2015, 12:56:01 AM
Good value that. But I thought Empoli paid about that to buy him?

€4m (had to look it up! ) Napoli reportedly want him as well, just what they need, a player that likes to play in the no.10 role!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 20, 2015, 01:37:04 AM
€4m (had to look it up! ) Napoli reportedly want him as well, just what they need, a player that likes to play in the no.10 role!

Yeah would be a good player for Napoli with Sarri having worked with him before.

Looks shortsighted of Milan to let him go too, given he's exactly what they need.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 21, 2015, 02:50:50 AM
Sarri's Napoli are the antithesis of the Benitez era.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 21, 2015, 02:52:02 AM
Sarri's Napoli are the antithesis of the Benitez era.

Winning a match are we? ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 21, 2015, 02:55:28 AM
Winning a match are we? ;)

Not watching? You're missing a masterclass :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 21, 2015, 03:05:21 AM
Gonzalo......
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 21, 2015, 03:49:20 AM
Wow, that was a lesson in passing football.

It's impressive how quickly Napoli have adjusted to Sarri's methods. They've been the best team to watch so far this season and it's good to see Jorginho and Hamsik looking like the players they were pre-Rafa. If they can sort out the game management issues they should go far. 
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 21, 2015, 02:40:19 PM
Wow, that was a lesson in passing football.

It's impressive how quickly Napoli have adjusted to Sarri's methods. They've been the best team to watch so far this season and it's good to see Jorginho and Hamsik looking like the players they were pre-Rafa. If they can sort out the game management issues they should go far. 

We've got two easier games coming up so I'm fully expecting 6 points and a load of goals ;)

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on September 21, 2015, 07:53:53 PM
Good to see them firing again.  On paper, they've quite the team.  They've a lot of quality players that have been underperforming under Benitez.  It's hard not to like Insigne.  It will be interesting to see what happens to Real Madrid this year with Benitez driving.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 21, 2015, 09:48:40 PM
We've got two easier games coming up so I'm fully expecting 6 points and a load of goals ;)



haha. Like Napoli, JUventus have newly promoted opponents in midweek.

I can see Juventus being better placed to cope with that midfield passing and rotation than anyone else. Think they'll set up for the counter. They urgently need some midfielders back though as on paper Napoli's is currently looking as good if not better.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 21, 2015, 10:09:08 PM
Hoping that Carpi and Frosinone can start picking up points, would be a shame if they finish bottom 2.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 23, 2015, 04:34:04 AM
Lewandowski scored 5 goals between 51 mins and 60 mins after coming on at half time.

(Bayern 5-1 Wolfsburg)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 23, 2015, 04:35:07 AM
Just seen the other thread :(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 23, 2015, 04:36:58 AM
Balotelli looks a completely different player at Milan.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on September 23, 2015, 04:42:25 AM
Balotelli looks a completely different player at Milan.

Has he whited up?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 23, 2015, 05:44:00 PM
Lewandowski really is the bomb.

Remember when he scored four against Real Madrid in that CL semi-final?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 23, 2015, 09:04:58 PM
Balotelli looks a completely different player at Milan.

I rate him highly, always have done. Gutted when he went to the shite!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: blueToffee on September 23, 2015, 10:09:02 PM

I'm sure everyone has seen it by now. But wow. That 5th one in particular.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 23, 2015, 10:24:46 PM
BBC said Lewandowski scored more goals in minutes than Bendter has in three league seasons lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 23, 2015, 10:25:08 PM
Also, MOyes won the crunch game against Granada. 0-3. Lives to fight another day.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on September 24, 2015, 02:15:43 AM
Barca losing 3-0 to celta Vigo
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 24, 2015, 03:38:50 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 24, 2015, 03:40:03 AM
Inter are super organised, another 1 goal win.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 24, 2015, 03:14:17 PM
Jorginho and Callejon were rested last night with Valdifiori and Mertens coming in. I think Sarri got that one wrong, but having said that we created a enough chances to win two games.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 24, 2015, 10:04:53 PM
Juventus Napoli to be a battle for second place behind Inter then?

I haven't been impressed with Inter in the two games I've seen but they keep winning. If it clicks then they'll only get better. Can't see it with Perisic as the number 10 though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 24, 2015, 11:04:49 PM
Juventus Napoli to be a battle for second place behind Inter then?

I haven't been impressed with Inter in the two games I've seen but they keep winning. If it clicks then they'll only get better. Can't see it with Perisic as the number 10 though.

I think Inter look bang average, but as you say they're winning games. Dire to watch as well (I can say that now Sarri has got us playing like Brazil 70) :)

I'd be happy with second place, might shut Maradona up for 5mins :) still think Juve will win the scudetto.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 25, 2015, 01:47:50 AM
Don't count out Fiorentina (not for the title like). A bit similar to Inter in that the performances are pretty unimpressive but getting results.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 25, 2015, 02:54:51 AM
Don't count out Fiorentina (not for the title like). A bit similar to Inter in that the performances are pretty unimpressive but getting results.

Behave shogs :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 25, 2015, 03:06:47 AM
Behave shogs :)


Just for that, I'm going to start referring to you by league position, 11th place.

Sorry, Atlanta are winning so you're now known as 12th place. I'll leave you to talk about unrealistic title charges with 13th place over there meanwhile, I'll just sit here all smug, 2nd place.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 25, 2015, 03:11:40 AM
Just for that, I'm going to start referring to you by league position, 11th place.

Sorry, Atlanta are winning so you're now known as 12th place. I'll leave you to talk about unrealistic title charges with 13th place over there meanwhile, I'll just sit here all smug, 2nd place.

Never had you down as the bitter type, 2nd place.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 25, 2015, 04:19:11 PM
Don't count out Fiorentina (not for the title like). A bit similar to Inter in that the performances are pretty unimpressive but getting results.

this year is their year!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on September 26, 2015, 07:14:55 PM
Juventus Napoli to be a battle for second place behind Inter then?

Florenzi will score 55-metre cucchaii against both these teams at will just to prove you wrong.

I am hoping that Napoli challenge this year.  And that Juve and Lazio get relegated, obviously.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 27, 2015, 02:41:49 AM
HT - Napoli 1-0 Juve (Insigne)

Brilliant half of football, mainly from Napoli. Great pressing from the front and some beautiful interplay including a lovely one-two for Insigne's goal. Napoli could have had 2 or 3 really meanwhile Zaza is breaking down every Juventus attack with his offsides. Shame Insigne got injured but I reckon Mertens will put in a big second half.

Fuck off Benitez.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 27, 2015, 03:11:16 AM
ffs.

Hernanes has been the worst player on the pitch. If only Napoli had accepted that Hamsik bid: :snigger:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 27, 2015, 03:17:26 AM
This is ridiculous. End to end.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 27, 2015, 03:22:42 AM
This is ridiculous. End to end.

Serie A is dour and defensive I heard.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 27, 2015, 03:26:05 AM
Serie A is dour and defensive I heard.

And these are just two midtable teams ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 27, 2015, 03:47:26 AM
:)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 27, 2015, 03:51:30 AM
One of the best games of football you will watch this season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on September 27, 2015, 04:23:28 AM
Not if you're a zebra.  But yes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on September 27, 2015, 04:57:10 AM
Fuck off Bayern...
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 12:47:46 AM
As fun as Napoli-Juventus was, I'm going to level with you, Inter-Fiorentina tonight has the potential to be an abysmal match.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2015, 01:51:25 AM
Bizarre start to the game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 01:55:06 AM
Thanks Handanovic lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2015, 01:58:58 AM
Unlike Handanovic not to save  pen.

Can't work out Fiorentina's shape.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 02:01:27 AM
Unlike Handanovic not to save  pen.

Can't work out Fiorentina's shape.

3-5-1-1

Mind you, Borja is going walkabout.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2015, 02:07:25 AM
Thanks Handanovic lolol

And again lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 02:08:18 AM
2-0, another weird goal.

Illicic (who thankfully is in good mode today) hit a powerful shot and I think Handanovic almost dives past it and it's lofted in the air, Kalinic taps in on the line.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 02:10:10 AM
Commentator on my stream has decided to go with "Kuba" instead of Blaszczykowski. Can't blame him.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 02:11:35 AM
3-0

Bow down motherfuckers.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2015, 02:12:35 AM
What the fuck are inter doing? switched to a back three with santon at LCB and Perisic at RWB. Alonso promptly roasts Perisic to create the third lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2015, 02:14:48 AM
What the fuck are inter doing? switched to a back three with santon at LCB and Perisic at RWB. Alonso promptly roasts Perisic to create the third lolol

He's switched it back now.

Mancini is clueless and Inter are getting found out here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 02:17:32 AM
2 goals and 2 assists for Marcos Alonso this season.

No, really.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 02:20:04 AM
Miranda sent off. This is gold.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on September 28, 2015, 02:20:52 AM
2 goals and 2 assists for Marcos Alonso this season.

No, really.

He's a good player I reckon
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2015, 02:23:16 AM
Good to see Inter on the end of a hiding. A lot has been made of this 100 percent record but they haven't played well in any of their games so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on September 28, 2015, 02:26:03 AM
Man, sociedad are a proper moyes side.h

Haven't created one single chance here
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 02:31:54 AM
He's a good player I reckon

Always thought he was a decent player like but he's stepped it up at the start of this season.

Horrible challenge from Guarin, should be off but yellow card given.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 03:05:44 AM
Would be nice to see Rossi come on.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 03:10:46 AM
3-1. Clever freekick lofted into the box rather than a shot and Tatarusanu caught in no man's land. Icardi heads onto the post and scored the rebound.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 28, 2015, 03:22:10 AM
Inter...... lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 03:39:29 AM
FT Inter 1-4 Fiorentina (Icardi; ilicic Pen, Kalinic x3)

Top of the league ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 28, 2015, 03:42:49 AM
Inter are shit!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 28, 2015, 03:47:01 AM
FT Inter 1-4 Fiorentina (Icardi; ilicic Pen, Kalinic x3)

Top of the league ;)

Fucking hell, it's 1999 all over again  ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 28, 2015, 04:33:29 AM
Seems like there's a big match every week in Serie A. Milan-Napoli next week.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 02, 2015, 05:18:28 PM
First 90 minutes and first goal for Giuseppe Rossi on his latest return.

I read that in the last three years he's played 26 games due to injuries, but has managed 17 goals!

He's quite good.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on October 03, 2015, 04:33:28 AM
Mainz won away tonight, hooray!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 04, 2015, 02:04:16 AM
Carpi got a surprise win against Torino for their first win of Serie A.

Malaga haven't scored a single goal in 6 league matches this season... they take on Moyes' Real Sociedad tonight.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 04, 2015, 03:38:05 AM
Malaga haven't scored a single goal in 6 league matches this season... they take on Moyes' Real Sociedad tonight.

2-1 at the moment. Malaga scored two goals in the first 7 minutes.

Gotta love Moyes
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 04, 2015, 11:16:49 PM
Bologna :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 04, 2015, 11:22:09 PM
Bologna :)

Giving it a miss to watch another Guardiola intellectual masturbation session against Dortmund. SOunds like I made the right choice.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 04, 2015, 11:30:07 PM
Giving it a miss to watch another Guardiola intellectual masturbation session against Dortmund. SOunds like I made the right choice.

:)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 04, 2015, 11:53:49 PM
1-1 half time.

Great for the underdogs but I still think Bologna will win.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 04, 2015, 11:59:59 PM
Currently Bayern beating Dortmund 5-1. Lewandowski with two against his former club to make it 12 in 4 games and fatty Goetze's got one too. Bayern then bring Vidal off the bench lolol. Their squad is unreal and more than makes up for Guardiola's ludicrous systems.

They'll still get smashed in the CL semis by a Spanish team mind.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on October 05, 2015, 12:11:21 AM
Bayern have almost played 4-4-2 this season.

This more direct approach could catch out the Spanish teams I think.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: smellybum on October 05, 2015, 12:28:05 AM
Bayern have almost played 4-4-2 this season.

This more direct approach could catch out the Spanish teams I think.

Love 442. Noticeable since the English teams moved away from it they have been pants in Europe.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 05, 2015, 01:13:22 AM
fancy Milan to get bummed here.

Higuain against Ely is a mismatch.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 05, 2015, 02:06:50 AM
fancy Milan to get bummed here.

Higuain against Ely is a mismatch.

Decent start by Milan until the goal
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 05, 2015, 02:30:51 AM
Been massively impressed with Allan this season
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 05, 2015, 02:31:11 AM
:)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 05, 2015, 02:38:42 AM
Been massively impressed with Allan this season

Looks the complete midfielder.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 05, 2015, 02:55:46 AM
what a goal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 05, 2015, 02:56:14 AM
Wonderfully worked goal and finish
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 05, 2015, 03:25:09 AM
fancy Milan to get bummed here.

Higuain against Ely is a mismatch.

Called it lolol

Ely is not good enough for this level, yet Mihajlovic has written off Alex and Mexes without giving them a single minute.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 05, 2015, 03:33:15 AM
Milan are back!  :snigger:

On a side note, think Inter are already overdependent on Jovetic. Seems they struggled in both matches without him and his injury record means that'll be a problem.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 16, 2015, 08:28:02 PM
Napoli v Fiorentina
Juventus v Inter

 nod
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 17, 2015, 01:58:07 AM
Napoli v Fiorentina
Juventus v Inter

 nod

nod

I fancy Napoli to win and Juventus grind Inter in to dust, destroying their scudetto hopes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 07:44:00 PM
20 minutes :)

https://twitter.com/acffiorentina/status/655724082097487872

https://twitter.com/acffiorentina/status/655724509991968768

Tatarusanu
Tomovic Rodriguez Astori
Kuba Badelji Vecino Alonso
Bernadeschi B.Valero
Kalinic

Surprised Bernadeschi has started considering Illicic's form but happy enough.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 18, 2015, 07:54:39 PM
fear Napoli might have too much.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 08:17:02 PM
fear Napoli might have too much.
All Fiorentina so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 08:38:43 PM
Very tight match, looks like staying 0-0.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 18, 2015, 09:03:12 PM
Two serious teams these two.

Wish Everton pressed the ball like them.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 09:14:50 PM
Gooooaaaal!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 18, 2015, 09:15:28 PM
fucking hell what a disgraceful, obscene assist.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 09:15:46 PM
Fuck sake, I hadn't even turned on the second half yet!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 18, 2015, 09:21:31 PM
looking a bit ominous here. Napoli opening up Fiorentina three times in five minutes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 09:21:45 PM
fucking hell what a disgraceful, obscene assist.

Hamsik's pass was ridiculously good
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 09:36:33 PM
Do you think Lazio fans even bother watching away matches?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 09:39:56 PM
bollocks.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 09:40:44 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL L BLAAACCCKKKBBBURRRNNNN REJECT GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL L
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 18, 2015, 09:42:10 PM
great pass and finish.

Callejon couldn't be fucked getting back in shape after losing the ball and it went wrong from there.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 09:42:42 PM
I know he was offside but Mertens :snigger:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 09:42:57 PM
Well, that lasted long.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 09:43:00 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL BLAAACCCKKKBBBURRRNNNN REJECT GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL L

GGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL MADRID REJECT GGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOA AAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 18, 2015, 09:44:25 PM
That high press again.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 09:45:28 PM
Illicic is such a pain in the arse. He's rather Jesus or Djimi Traore.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 09:48:15 PM
Sometimes Higuain has the awareness of Harry Kane
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 09:52:40 PM
If this were Everton then Goodison Park would be fume central with the way Sousa has Fiorentina playing the ball out of defence. lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 09:58:36 PM
5mins added time ffs
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 10:04:31 PM
Good second half, thought it was fairly even but can't argue Napoli looked more dangerous going forward.

Conceded at the worst times really.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 10:09:35 PM
Good win, was worried about that game. Higuain was wasteful and it probably should have been more comfortable ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 18, 2015, 10:11:57 PM
Good win, was worried about that game. Higuain was wasteful and it probably should have been more comfortable ;)

Don't get ahead of yourselves, 4th place.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 10:12:32 PM
Looking forward to this eve's game, Juve the lesser of two evils I suppose
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 18, 2015, 10:27:36 PM
Don't get ahead of yourselves, 4th place.


I've already got my vincitori Scudetto t-shirt printed up.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 19, 2015, 01:12:05 AM
Three bruisers in midfield for Inter. Doesn't look like they're playing for the win.

Thank Christ Marchisio is back for Juventus.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 19, 2015, 01:15:38 AM
Three bruisers in midfield for Inter. Doesn't look like they're playing for the win.

Thank Christ Marchisio is back for Juventus.

Detest Inter.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 19, 2015, 01:17:24 AM
Detest Inter.

You're in for a treat then as they're gonna get smashed! :snigger:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 19, 2015, 01:18:36 AM
I hope so!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 19, 2015, 01:19:01 AM
Three bruisers in midfield for Inter. Doesn't look like they're playing for the win.

Thank Christ Marchisio is back for Juventus.

Aren't all of Inter's midfielders bruisers?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 19, 2015, 01:24:30 AM
Aren't all of Inter's midfielders bruisers?

fair point :snigger:

There's no creativity in their team at all except Jovetic.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 19, 2015, 01:25:06 AM
Inter may look uninspiring on paper but they have three forwards who are capable of creating goals individually. Jovetic is a wonderful player when he's not injured and he's going to light up Serie A this season in my opinion. Icardi scores goals and Perisic has decent end product too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 19, 2015, 01:30:22 AM
Inter may look uninspiring on paper but they have three forwards who are capable of creating goals individually. Jovetic is a wonderful player when he's not injured and he's going to light up Serie A this season in my opinion. Icardi scores goals and Perisic has decent end product too.

Jovetic I agree, but not the others. Icardi is a fairly pure penalty box player and needs team mates close to him. Perisic I just don't get. Never thought he's been good at anything except crossing and he's definitely not a between-the-lines number 10 as he's been used so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 19, 2015, 01:54:02 AM
Jovetic I agree, but not the others. Icardi is a fairly pure penalty box player and needs team mates close to him. Perisic I just don't get. Never thought he's been good at anything except crossing and he's definitely not a between-the-lines number 10 as he's been used so far.

Yeah I worded it poorly. Icardi definitely isn't a player that can create goals individually but he is a players who scores goals (as long as it isn't a Milan derby) and I think between the three of them, there's plenty of goals which will win them matches. I don't know that much about Perisic to be perfectly honest but he seems to have a decent reputation.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 19, 2015, 02:04:51 AM
terrible game so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 19, 2015, 02:10:07 AM
Inter red card nailed on.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 19, 2015, 02:33:22 AM
Inter red card nailed on.

Melo
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 21, 2015, 06:15:17 AM
Pjanic scored another free kick tonight, his fourth of the season already
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 25, 2015, 08:03:47 PM
Mihajlovic drops Diego Lopez and is lining up with a 16 year old in goal.

He's under pressure and I can see him being sacked soon.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on October 25, 2015, 10:05:50 PM
Mihajlovic drops Diego Lopez and is lining up with a 16 year old in goal.

He's under pressure and I can see him being sacked soon.

Why would anyone interested in a long-term career in managing football take on the job at Milan, I don't know.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 25, 2015, 11:48:10 PM
Mihajlovic drops Diego Lopez and is lining up with a 16 year old in goal.

He's under pressure and I can see him being sacked soon.

He's off if he doesn't win the next two games by all accounts
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 25, 2015, 11:51:50 PM
Fiorentina struggling, 0-2 against Roma
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 26, 2015, 12:14:02 AM
Fiorentina struggling, 0-2 against Roma

The only two times Roma ventured into the opposition half.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 26, 2015, 12:15:09 AM
The only two times Roma ventured into the opposition half.

Clinical aren't they.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on October 26, 2015, 02:10:05 AM
I don't understand the hate for Atleti. I love their intensity, pace, technique and tenacity. And they're a bunch of assholes. They're brilliant.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on October 26, 2015, 02:12:43 AM
Ferreira-Carrasco is looking to be every bit the player that he turns out to be on FM15. Another Belgian wonderkid emerging.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on October 26, 2015, 02:17:15 AM
Don't know about FM but the build up to that second goal was brilliant stuff, finished with a nice shot
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 26, 2015, 03:03:58 AM
Gonzalo!!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 26, 2015, 03:46:17 AM
Don't get ahead of yourselves, 4th place.


2nd place ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 26, 2015, 04:28:51 AM
So Milan snuck past Sassuolo in the last five minutes despite playing against 10 men for an hour. Can't see Miha lasting much longer, which would be unfair. Berardi scored against MIlan again! 8 in five against them I think. Juventus need to buy back that little fucker in Jan and stick him straight in the team. Send Zaza the other way.

Wanted to watch Fiorentina Roma but missed it. Salah scoring is a right shitter.

Napoli look unstoppable. Individually, every player is looking better than they did under the fat waiter. Collectively they're on another level.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 26, 2015, 04:31:54 AM
I don't understand the hate for Atleti. I love their intensity, pace, technique and tenacity. And they're a bunch of assholes. They're brilliant.

There is a lot to admire: their defensive shape, their spirit and how they've over-achieved in the way they have for a number of years now.

But their football is horrid, at least against the big teams. Ugly, match-killing tactics.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on October 26, 2015, 05:43:59 PM
Not a bad game between Fiorentina and Roma yesterday.  It took two goals conceded at home and a whole bunch of time before Fiorentina woke up.  Szczeny appeared to handle outside the area, but was unpunished.  Fiorentina 1 Roma 2 sees Roma go top in a completely wonky Serie A season thus far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 28, 2015, 06:38:27 AM
Inter back to Inter ways. 1-0 Icardi away to Bologna. Melo sent off.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 28, 2015, 04:38:21 PM
first of many for melo i reckon. what's that 10 goals in 10 games for INter? They're gonna start falling down that table soon enough.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 29, 2015, 03:32:48 AM
Napoli playing football from a different planet this eve, especially in the first half. Could easily be 6 up. It has to be said Palermo look pretty poor.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 29, 2015, 03:42:35 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Reckon Juve can finish top half?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 29, 2015, 03:51:21 AM
Seriously though, Lazio's away record is puzzling.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 29, 2015, 03:54:50 AM
Mihajlovic lives to fight another day with Milan squeaking past Chievo 1-0. Donnarumma got away with a howler in injury time
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 29, 2015, 04:03:50 AM
Seriously though, Lazio's away record is puzzling.

Not travelling well this season are they!?

Some good fixtures this weekend, Turin derby, Inter v Roma, Lazio v Milan. I'm really enjoying this season so far
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 29, 2015, 05:13:26 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Reckon Juve can finish top half?

it's getting silly now. Allegri doesn't know what his best line up or formation is. He's persisting with this half 442, half 352 and it's not working. He's yet to try Hernanes behind the strikers and he was supposed to be the missing piece of that puzzle.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 30, 2015, 12:37:44 AM
Daniele Rugani's agent saying he might look to leave Juventus in January if he does't get more playing time and is open to the idea of being reunited with Sarri at Napoli.

That would be an almighty balls up on Juventus's behalf if that were to happen.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on October 30, 2015, 01:49:53 AM
Daniele Rugani's agent saying he might look to leave Juventus in January if he does't get more playing time and is open to the idea of being reunited with Sarri at Napoli.

That would be an almighty balls up on Juventus's behalf if that were to happen.

Would be very happy with that. Can't see it myself. What's happening with Dybala? Allegri not fancy him?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 30, 2015, 03:21:26 PM
Would be very happy with that. Can't see it myself. What's happening with Dybala? Allegri not fancy him?

He rates him but seems wary of placing too much responsibility on his shoulders too soon. Which is odd because he's thrived on it so far and has been Juve's best attacker (not saying much!). For me he has to play as he's the link between midfield and attack.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 01, 2015, 03:06:25 AM
Inter currently 1-0 up with half an hour to go against Roma.

The title race is outrageously close and no one looks totally convincing. Napoli are looking the best though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on November 01, 2015, 05:38:29 AM
Moyes' Sociedad lost at home again 2-3. Could have gone 8th but now only 3 points off bottom.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 01, 2015, 05:47:28 AM
Moyes' Sociedad lost at home again 2-3. Could have gone 8th but now only 3 points off bottom.

Took the lead twice in that one too and unsurprisingly a 90th minute goal conceded.

Celta Vigo are near the top of the table though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 01, 2015, 06:23:12 PM
When you can play a weakened team that consists of bringing in Mario Suarez and Mati Fernandez :).

HT Fiorentina 4-0 Frosinone
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 01, 2015, 09:54:34 PM
2nd place ;)

4th place :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 01, 2015, 10:14:17 PM
4th place :)

Just didn't take one of the many chances we created today. Still look the best team in Serie A ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 01, 2015, 10:15:50 PM
Just didn't take one of the many chances we created today. Still look the best team in Serie A ;)

Inter look one of the worst and they're second so not arsed about your moral victories ;)

Ridiculous the way the league leader keeps changing around.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 01, 2015, 10:33:57 PM
If Inter win the league playing like this they'll be the least deserving champions ever.

Juventus scored the winner with 15 seconds to spare against Torino. Not convincing. Cuadrado has been their best player so far but he doesn't fit in to either of the preferred systems.

Fancy Lazio to pull MIlan's pants down.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 01, 2015, 10:36:34 PM
If Inter win the league playing like this they'll be the least deserving champions ever.

Juventus scored the winner with 15 seconds to spare against Torino. Not convincing. Cuadrado has been their best player so far but he doesn't fit in to either of the preferred systems.

Fancy Lazio to pull MIlan's pants down.

They're at home, of course they'll win.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on November 01, 2015, 10:39:57 PM
Does ravel Morrison get any game time for lazio?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 01, 2015, 11:39:19 PM
Does ravel Morrison get any game time for lazio?

Not really.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 02, 2015, 02:49:51 AM
Milan 1-0 up and looking decent value for it. Lazio have been really poor
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 02, 2015, 02:59:23 AM
2-0. Mexes is hilarious. Marchetti is awful.

Maybe Milan will turn the corner now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 02, 2015, 03:02:38 AM
Thought Lazio would win that, a few weird results today.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Ridge on November 04, 2015, 07:04:13 PM
Quote from: BBC
Trabzonspor president Ibrahim Ethem Haciosmanoglu and several members of his board have been given lengthy bans after a referee was locked in his dressing room at their stadium.

Haciosmanoglu was angered by match official Cagatay Sahan's decision not to award his team a penalty in a recent game and ordered Sahan and his assistants to be locked in overnight.

They were released when Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly intervened.

"I told stadium security not to let the referees leave until the morning, until I arrived, but a very important person called me and asked me not to cause embarrassment in Turkey and around the world," Haciosmanoglu said.

The Turkish Football Federation has banned Haciosmanoglu from carrying out his official functions for 280 days and fined him 150,000 Turkish lira (£34,250).
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 05, 2015, 04:29:09 PM
Lavezzi to Juve in January. More appealing than Inter according to his against
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 05, 2015, 06:39:09 PM
Lavezzi to Juve in January. More appealing than Inter according to his against

Don't think he's a great player but he would allow for a more natural front three with Cuadrado and a striker.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 05, 2015, 11:25:34 PM
Don't think he's a great player but he would allow for a more natural front three with Cuadrado and a striker.

He's a bit limited but I've always liked Lavezzi for obvious reasons. Wouldn't mind the 3 tenors getting back together at the San Paolo :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on November 07, 2015, 06:18:00 AM
I know @Alfie Noakes (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3748) hates them but I'm quite happy that Hertha are doing so remarkably well.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on November 08, 2015, 09:55:28 AM
I know @Alfie Noakes (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3748) hates them but I'm quite happy that Hertha are doing so remarkably well.

Crap club in a nazi stadium.
 
You mentioned last season that you didn't want them to go down because you liked the manager, Dardai.

That reason would make me a fucking rs fan right now   :headbang:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on November 08, 2015, 09:39:00 PM
Gervinho seems to have re-awakened.  Salah and him have made Roma's counterattack very effective.  2-0 to Roma in the derby, but Salah was taken off injured unfortunately.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 09, 2015, 03:04:08 AM
It's an absolutely travesty that Inter have more points than Napoli and the same points as Fiorentina so far.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on November 10, 2015, 12:59:18 AM
Crap club in a nazi stadium.
 
You mentioned last season that you didn't want them to go down because you liked the manager, Dardai.

That reason would make me a fucking rs fan right now   :headbang:

It's a bit different though: Klopp is just one name in a long list of brilliant and successful German managers, whereas Dárdai is the first Hungarian manager in my lifetime who deserves the job title at all.

Once we taught half the world how to play football, now we got to the stage that the only Hungarian coaches employed anywhere abroad are those who were educated abroad. And the home-grown "geniuses" take every opportunity to criticise them and claim that they could do as good a job, they just don't have the connections. And I've been listening to this shit for 30 fucking years.

I don't give a toss about Hertha to be fair, but I do feel very strongly about Dárdai.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on November 10, 2015, 03:40:55 PM
Not as good as McFadden but still...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jBi0vbkehoY
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 15, 2015, 06:01:25 PM
MOntella to Samp. Assuming @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) has gotten over it given Viola's league position.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 15, 2015, 06:40:50 PM
MOntella to Samp. Assuming @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) has gotten over it given Viola's league position.

Decent coup for them, I didn't expect him to stay in Italy unless it was going to be Roma.

Thankfully Fiorentina played them last week lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 21, 2015, 11:07:59 PM
Looking forward to Milan v Juve this eve, should be nice and open what with both teams finding themselves out of the scudetto race ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 21, 2015, 11:59:30 PM
Fancy Milan to get rushed personally! 3-0
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 22, 2015, 12:11:50 AM
Fancy Milan to get rushed personally! 3-0

Inclined to agree with you! Roma losing at Bologna I see, so much water on the pitch it's like a swamp
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 22, 2015, 12:16:42 AM
1-1
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 22, 2015, 12:32:36 AM
What a surprise to see Benitez making a mess of Real Madrid...
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 22, 2015, 01:43:55 AM
What a surprise to see Benitez making a mess of Real Madrid...

Gone by Christmas
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 22, 2015, 03:10:44 AM
Yes! Excellent goal from Dybala.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 22, 2015, 04:11:18 AM
Yes! Excellent goal from Dybala.

Grinding out a 1-0 at home, just like watching Inter ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 22, 2015, 10:08:47 PM
First draw of the season for Fiorentina with a 2-2 draw in the derby v Empoli.

Sousa made a number of changes with the Basel match midweek in mind and Fiorentina were terrible in the first half and went 2-0 down. Bernadeschi and Kalinic came on at half time with the latter scoring a brace but couldn't find a winner. Decent point overall.

Look forward to Inter going top with a 1-0 win over Frosinone later.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 23, 2015, 01:30:33 AM
Yep. Jammy 1-0 for Inter is nailed on here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 23, 2015, 01:44:06 AM
4th place :)

First place :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 23, 2015, 01:51:32 AM
First place :)

Yeah but by tonight it'll be Second place and Inter will be top with 13 goals in 14 matches.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 23, 2015, 01:57:34 AM
Yeah but by tonight it'll be Second place and Inter will be top with 13 goals in 14 matches.

Yeah, but I had to mention it now in case I don't get the chance again this season! Inter visit the San Paolo next Monday, hopefully we'll put them in their place. Despise Inter.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 23, 2015, 02:15:54 AM
Felipe Melo looks like Beppe from Eastenders

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1925000/images/_1926438_eastenders_beppe150.jpg)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on November 23, 2015, 03:06:52 AM
Watched the first half of Inter

Kondogbia looked absoloutely woeful!looked the real deal when I saw him last in that Monaco win away at Arsenal
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 23, 2015, 03:45:56 PM
As if Inter scored four in one game. Something like a third of their total before the game in one 90 minutes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on November 23, 2015, 04:00:39 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo apparently gives an ultimatum of either Benitez goes or he goes

Benitez at Madrid has always seemed like a bad appointment, but I wonder if there is a thought that Ronaldo will start to decline in the next year or so?

I always thought Bale was signed with a view to take over Ronaldo and this could be their best opportunity to cash in. Would be crazy seeing him in the Premier League again
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 23, 2015, 04:36:07 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo apparently gives an ultimatum of either Benitez goes or he goes

Benitez at Madrid has always seemed like a bad appointment, but I wonder if there is a thought that Ronaldo will start to decline in the next year or so?

I always thought Bale was signed with a view to take over Ronaldo and this could be their best opportunity to cash in. Would be crazy seeing him in the Premier League again

Ronny is such a bell! It's all about him as far as he's concerned.

But yeah, sacking one of the best manager's going for the mediocre Benitez is probably one of the weirdest decisions ever.

On the other hand, saw Real's line up for the Clasico and it was so unbalanced. Would bet that Perez dictated it to Benitez, so not the easiest circumstances in which to manage.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 23, 2015, 08:24:42 PM
@ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) saw Napoli found a way to win against a massive bus parking from Verona.

Unbeaten in 16, 11 clean sheets in the last 14, 36 goals scored to three conceded. Fucking hell that looks ominous.

I read that Jorginho completed over 200 passes against Verona lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 23, 2015, 08:48:31 PM
Over 70% possession, 850 completed passes and over 20 attempts at goal :D Jorginho has bossed it playing as the pivot, he's completely unrecognizable from last season. Sarri has to take all the credit, although ADL is taking credit in the press for advising Sarri to play 4-3-3  lolol

We're looking good, I shall say no more, this is Napoli after all  ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 23, 2015, 09:03:15 PM
Over 70% possession, 850 completed passes and over 20 attempts at goal :D Jorginho has bossed it playing as the pivot, he's completely unrecognizable from last season. Sarri has to take all the credit, although ADL is taking credit in the press for advising Sarri to play 4-3-3  lolol

We're looking good, I shall say no more, this is Napoli after all  ;)

Basically every player's individual performances seem to have improved (except perhaps Callejon), but collectively they're on another level.

Agree about Jorginho. Pleased to see him looking like the player he was billed as. Conte should call him up.

I still think Juventus will win it, but if they don't then Napoli would be the most deserving. If Inter were to win it in the manner they're playing  and Napoli were to miss out it would be a disgrace.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 23, 2015, 09:22:08 PM
Unrelated but it's a shame Kovacic can't get a game for Real.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 23, 2015, 09:36:21 PM
Unrelated but it's a shame Kovacic can't get a game for Real.

Stupid move for all concerned: for Inter losing a top young talent and their only creative player; for Real spending big money on him when they have creative midfielders out the wazoo; and for Kovacic trading in regular game time for the bench.

Still they came out well of the Hernanes deal after all. he's been shite in a juventus shirt.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on November 23, 2015, 09:44:00 PM
Benitez at Madrid has always seemed like a bad appointment, but I wonder if there is a thought that Ronaldo will start to decline in the next year or so?

There's a growing opinion among the Spanish press and even Real fans that he's already not the player he was, and that is expected to continue.

I suppose that's the downside of basing so much of your excellence on physicality, rather than brains and skill.

I think he'll go to PSG, because that will feed his ego and will allow him to still be the best player in the league, in a weaker league.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 26, 2015, 01:10:03 AM
Pep to sign a £17m a year two year deal at Bayern according to some reports :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 26, 2015, 01:21:28 AM
Pep to sign a £17m a year two year deal at Bayern according to some reports :)

Gotta stay in that comfort zone.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 29, 2015, 10:09:19 PM
Roma lost at home 0-2 to 9 man Atalanta.

Garcia surely under some serious scrutiny now?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on November 29, 2015, 10:32:33 PM
Roma lost at home 0-2 to 9 man Atalanta.

Garcia surely under some serious scrutiny now?

Got to go hasn't he? Sabatini said there was no chance of him being sacked after the 6-1 in midweek and that everyone is behind him etc etc, but today's result has got to be the last straw?

I also read that Pjanic has been linked to Barca, with Arda being allowed to play in January and these Pjanic rumours surfacing I'm hoping they'll forget about a certain Spanish winger
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 29, 2015, 10:39:53 PM
Have to wonder what the fuck Montella was doing taking the Sampdoria job, he'd have been a front-runner at Roma.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on November 29, 2015, 10:44:42 PM
Lovely goal from Aubameyang in the first half

I fell asleep at half time so not sure if his 2nd was better!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 29, 2015, 10:45:12 PM
Lovely goal from Aubameyang in the first half

I fell asleep at half time so not sure if his 2nd was better!

German football is so 2013 pal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on November 29, 2015, 10:46:33 PM
German football is so 2013 pal.

Oh I had noticed that we were all Serie A-ing it these days

I will watch Palermo v Juve later if that isn't too mainstream an Italian game to watch?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 29, 2015, 10:48:07 PM
Oh I had noticed that we were all Serie A-ing it these days

I will watch Palermo v Juve later if that isn't too mainstream an Italian game to watch?

Nothing mainstream about a midtable Serie A clash, go for it!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on November 29, 2015, 10:53:28 PM
Nothing mainstream about a midtable Serie A clash, go for it!

Ooh little dig about Juves dodgy start I love it!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 29, 2015, 11:07:40 PM
Roma would do well to bin Garcia and get Ancellotti installed before someone snaps him up. He's made noises about wanting to manage there. Sabbiatini has to take some of the flak as well - he's manic with the transfer business.

I watched the Dortmund game too. Aubameyang is rinsing it this season! 17 in the league so far, 25 in all competitions. Dortmund averaging four goals a game at home. They've been amazing to watch. Each player seems to have a telepathic awareness of the movements of his team mates.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on November 30, 2015, 04:53:27 PM
Roma would do well to bin Garcia and get Ancellotti installed before someone snaps him up. He's made noises about wanting to manage there. Sabbiatini has to take some of the flak as well - he's manic with the transfer business.
Garcia has looked out of his depth this season, more so than in the past.  Intentional misspelling of the DoF's name?  Roma's transfer record of late has not been so good, has it?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 30, 2015, 05:24:07 PM
Garcia has looked out of his depth this season, more so than in the past.  Intentional misspelling of the DoF's name?  Roma's transfer record of late has not been so good, has it?

Nope, a legitimate error ;) It has been very hit and miss. And the turnover of players is just too high.

Who would be your preference if Garcia gets the shove? EDF at Sassuolo in with a shout?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 30, 2015, 05:26:28 PM
Really want to see Napoli vs Inter later but will miss it doing my own HIguain impersonation at 5-a-side.

I think it will be attack against defence for the whole game. Inter to defend valiantly for an hour before conceding. They'll then crumble and lose badly. 3-0.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on November 30, 2015, 11:34:28 PM
My favourite cousin is a Fiorentina fan, and has been relentless in his commentary about the Barca and Atalanta games.  I'm now hoping they lose horribly so that I can taunt him back.

It would be nice to see Napoli tear apart Inter.  Can't stand Icardi.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 30, 2015, 11:43:16 PM
My favourite cousin is a Fiorentina fan, and has been relentless in his commentary about the Barca and Atalanta games.  I'm now hoping they lose horribly so that I can taunt him back.

It would be nice to see Napoli tear apart Inter.  Can't stand Icardi.

Absolutely gutted Salah is injured for you mate. :)

Hoping that Fiorentina win and Napoli/Inter draw so the top of the table is back to the way it should be.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 01, 2015, 12:03:29 AM
Big incentive for Fiorentina and I think they'll do it. 0-1.

Berardi still banned is a big miss.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 01, 2015, 12:07:27 AM
0-1 after five minutes, Fiorentina battering them.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 01, 2015, 01:52:51 AM
1-1 FT, very frustrating.

Sloppy, laboured performance because of midweek, Illicic missed a sitter at 1-0 and the ref denied at least one clear penalty for Fiorentina.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 01, 2015, 01:56:28 AM
saw the main incidents. Not a bad point as Sassuolo will take points off other contenders at home - like they did with Juve.

I can't work out Bernardeschi's position in the system. i'd like to him in place of Ilicic who I find a bit annoying for some reason.

So annoyed to be missing this one next. Literally heading out as it's kicking off :(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 01, 2015, 02:07:12 AM
Yes! That's exactly what the game needed.

Hopefully that's the end of the action after 60 seconds so I don't miss anything lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on December 01, 2015, 02:13:53 AM
Dunno if anyone's interested but 5 Live's European Football Show is on from 8.30-9.30pm. Gabrielle Marcotti and David Moyes are on.

They're currently doing their Prem round up, with Kilbane and a few others:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/watchlive/5live
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on December 01, 2015, 03:28:14 AM
Gonzalo :D
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 01, 2015, 04:44:45 AM
Gonzalo :D

Looks a different player to the serial bottler under Benitez.

Think I'm finally ready to concede that Napoli will win the title ahead of Juventus. They've already beaten Juve, Roma, Fiorentina, Lazio and now Inter and look like they'll simply beat everyone.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 01, 2015, 04:45:25 AM
Higuain has always been a bottler though, that'll never change.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 01, 2015, 04:53:45 AM
Higuain has always been a bottler though, that'll never change.

True, but he keeps putting their title rivals to the sword! I heard he's only scored twice away from the San Paolo. Hopefully the home goals will dry up too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on December 01, 2015, 06:37:22 AM
Even with the horrendous start to the season, Juve are not far off of the pace.  Three points behind Roma, but that doesn't say much these days ...  Nice to see Torino doing relatively well, but the Genoa-based teams are not looking too hot.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on December 02, 2015, 03:59:30 AM
I have a horrible feeling the wheels will come off at some point for us. Juve looking ominous and we have some tough away games.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 05, 2015, 05:50:12 AM
FFS assumed Lazio Juventus was on Saturday so ended up missing it. Juventus won 0-2. Fifth league win in a row and another clean sheet. Dybala supposedly scored a supreme goal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 05, 2015, 06:01:38 AM
FFS assumed Lazio Juventus was on Saturday so ended up missing it. Juventus won 0-2. Fifth league win in a row and another clean sheet. Dybala supposedly scored a supreme goal.

Serie A matches on a Friday is quite odd.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 05, 2015, 04:55:54 PM
Serie A matches on a Friday is quite odd.

Bit of a curve ball.

Apparently Biglia started crying on the final whistle lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 05, 2015, 09:52:38 PM
Pjanic just scored another free kick.

5 this season?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on December 05, 2015, 10:50:18 PM
Great day in Germany- Mainz won in Hamburg and Bayern lost their first league game in Mönchengladbach :woohoo:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 05, 2015, 10:58:18 PM
Pjanic just scored another free kick.

5 this season?

Roma still fucked it up though.

Monchengladbach have been brilliant of late.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on December 05, 2015, 11:06:16 PM
Pjanic just scored another free kick.

5 this season?

Free kick inside 25 yards is just like a penalty!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 06, 2015, 03:43:54 AM
Inter won 1-0 at home and went down to 10 men late on. Their fifth red card in the league this season!

I didn't watch the match, their line up looks a lot more adventurous then what it has been to be fair. Ljajic, Jovetic and Biabiani behind Palacio.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 06, 2015, 07:48:56 PM
Bologna beat Napoli 3-2? and were 3-0 up?

Didn't see that coming.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on December 06, 2015, 07:50:17 PM
This thread needs Re naming

The serie a thread
Sponsored by hill wanking

It's got a certain ring to it dont you think
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 06, 2015, 08:16:40 PM
This thread needs Re naming

The serie a thread
Sponsored by hill wanking

It's got a certain ring to it dont you think

People are free to post about whatever leagues they like, but no fucker does! See the posts about Valencia in the Today's Football thread.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 06, 2015, 08:17:43 PM
Big shock there. Napoli will regret that. Bologna on the charge though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on December 06, 2015, 08:44:11 PM
I enjoy the Italy chat.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on December 07, 2015, 02:22:14 AM
Big shock there. Napoli will regret that. Bologna on the charge though.

Can't wait for the inevitable Maradona sound bite tomorrow.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on December 11, 2015, 12:34:47 AM
Chalobah scored for Napoli, forgot he was on loan
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 13, 2015, 01:42:35 AM
Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 Borussia Monchengladbach - Hernandez x3, Kiessling x2

Didn't see that coming.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 13, 2015, 02:15:53 AM
Leverkusen seem to be either really good or really shit on any given day. New manager effect wearing off for Gladbach?

Serie A is a graveyard tonight. Glad for the two huge clashes tomorrow.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: bluestevie on December 13, 2015, 03:39:53 AM
Nice one Inter, just netted me £25 on my acca (would have be more but the Northern Irish game I done got called off)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 13, 2015, 10:04:38 PM
The best thing about Serie A is Massimo Maccarone.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on December 13, 2015, 10:11:01 PM
How are Inter suddenly a force again? Is it just excellent defensive qualities (I know they gave a bumming out yesterday)? And how strong is Serie A at the moment if Inter are comfortably top?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 13, 2015, 10:44:15 PM
How are Inter suddenly a force again? Is it just excellent defensive qualities (I know they gave a bumming out yesterday)? And how strong is Serie A at the moment if Inter are comfortably top?

To draw a comparison, they're basically the modern day version of George Graham's Arsenal. I'd have to give Mancini some begrudging respect for getting them up there but it's been done by playing three defensive midfielders ahead of a back four and hoping for Jovetic or Icardi to rob a goal or one of the CMs to fluke a long range goal. I haven't watched them too much of late, but their line ups seem a lot more attacking than it has been this season with Ljajic and Biabiany getting more game time and probably the reason why they've been scoring more.

Inter aren't really comfortably top, they're only there because they're consistent against the lesser teams whilst the likes of Napoli aren't despite beating Inter, Fiorentina and Juventus (with Roma to come tonight) this season. Juventus will soon be back competing for the title, they're really charging up the table. I'd suspect Napoli and Juventus are the true title contenders and Inter will fizzle out at some point. I think Napoli and Juve would both compete for the title in England as well.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 13, 2015, 10:54:45 PM
Roma can't do anything right at the moment so I'm expecting Napoli to cut them to shreds here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on December 14, 2015, 01:00:28 AM
Dominated there, made a bucket load of chances came out with a point. An all too familiar story this weekend.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on December 14, 2015, 01:01:30 AM
Fiorentina favourites tonight shogs?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 01:09:07 AM
Roma can't do anything right at the moment so I'm expecting Napoli to cut them to shreds here.

Roma grinded out a 0-0

Now for the Baggio derby. I fancy Juventus to be honest.

Tatarasanu
Tomovic Gonzalo Astori
Bernadeschi Badelji Vacino Alonso
Illicic Borja Valero
Kalinic

Basically the strongest available side for Fiorentina even though I'd rather Tomovic wasn't there.

Buffon
Barzagli Bonucci Chiellini
Cuadrado Khedira Marchisio Pogba Evra
Dybala Mandzukic
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 01:10:35 AM
Fiorentina favourites tonight shogs?

Away to Juventus? not really.

They've won five in a row in the league so unless midweek takes an effect then I think Juve will win.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 14, 2015, 01:19:48 AM
Missed the whole game after falling asleep!

Two back threes here so I predict a dull affair. Juventus to score in the first half and sit on the lead for the rest of the match. WOuld prefer Lichesteiner and MOrata.
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Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 01:26:00 AM
Missed the whole game after falling asleep!

Two back threes here so I predict a dull affair. Juventus to score in the first half and sit on the lead for the rest of the match. WOuld prefer Lichesteiner and MOrata.

Going to be very, very packed in the middle. Wing backs are going to be very important in this one.
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Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 01:34:14 AM
Fuck it. 2-1 Fiorentina Berna & Rossi
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Post by: hill135 on December 14, 2015, 01:39:43 AM
Just noticed Khedira in the lineup. Good!

Horncastle blowdrying his hair lolol he's so unfunny he's funny.
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Post by: hill135 on December 14, 2015, 01:49:11 AM
for fuck's sake.
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Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 01:49:43 AM
1-0 Illicic from the spot! Never in doubt
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Post by: hill135 on December 14, 2015, 01:52:24 AM
1-0 Illicic from the spot! Never in doubt

the legitimacy of that pen was certainly in doubt though!
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Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 01:53:02 AM
Fuck sake. Cuadrado
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Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 01:53:28 AM
the legitimacy of that pen was certainly in doubt though!

Difficult to tell. Think he caught his foot but Berna did throw himself.
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Post by: hill135 on December 14, 2015, 01:53:44 AM
CUADRADDOOOOO!
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Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 01:54:27 AM
I'm going to have to leave this thread until HT haha
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Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 02:35:21 AM
Very good half of football with Juventus creating better chances.

I think Alonso will need to come off for Pasqual at some point before he gets sent off. The penalty aside, Illicic isn't having a good game despite seeing a lot of the ball so it might be worth taking him off for Gilberto and moving Bernadeschi centrally. Kalinic is being snuffed out too so Babacar could offer some physicality up front.
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Post by: Sir Stealth on December 14, 2015, 03:23:13 AM
Get in there Juve!
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Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2015, 03:33:52 AM
Neither side deserved to win that. Ref was a cunt.
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Post by: hill135 on December 14, 2015, 03:39:40 AM
Flattered Juventus a bit that. They allowed Fiorentina nothing but didn't create much themselves. A draw would have been fair. They're griding out wins on the back of their impenetrable defence but not really outplaying anyone.

Dybala keeps getting better and better, but I wish Mandzukic would stop scoring so Morata would play ahead of him.
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Post by: claimabstract on December 14, 2015, 04:17:40 AM
Dominated there, made a bucket load of chances came out with a point. An all too familiar story this weekend.

They did.  Roma got lucky.  It looks like Roma are without ideas at the moment, as if Garcia is clueless and has crumbled in resignation.
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Post by: hill135 on December 17, 2015, 01:55:28 AM
Roma knocked out on pens at home to Spezia in the cup. How much longer can Rudi really hang on?
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Post by: Shogun on December 17, 2015, 01:59:37 AM
Roma knocked out on pens at home to Spezia in the cup. How much longer can Rudi really hang on?

I saw the penalty shootout. It looked like Dzeko missed his on purpose it was that bad. Pjanic hit the bar with his as well and those were the first two penalties.

Fiorentina lost at home to Carpi 1-0, what they get for playing 4-4-2.

I'd like to know why these matches were being played on a weekday afternoon though, crazy.
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Post by: hill135 on December 17, 2015, 02:07:20 AM
I saw the penalty shootout. It looked like Dzeko missed his on purpose it was that bad. Pjanic hit the bar with his as well and those were the first two penalties.

Fiorentina lost at home to Carpi 1-0, what they get for playing 4-4-2.

I'd like to know why these matches were being played on a weekday afternoon though, crazy.

They've got to get rid of him to stop the rot. They're sinking like a stone and Rudi seems to have lost the plot.

Looks like Sousa indulged his MOntella side and rotated heavily. Juventus playing Torino now. Strong side but thankfully Rugani is playing.

That's Serie A - where the games never kick off on time and the stadiums don't meet UEFA requirements - why not kick off in the middle of a week day lolol
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Post by: hill135 on December 17, 2015, 02:30:42 AM
Turned on the Turin derby and it's probably the worst game I've ever seen. The Juventus back three just passing it side to side between themselves - like they're winning 5-0 with two minutes left. It almost looks like a fix.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on December 20, 2015, 10:01:11 PM
Higuain scoring away from the San Paolo is good news
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Post by: Shogun on December 20, 2015, 10:32:09 PM
Real Madrid 8-2 up against Rayo Vallecano with 15 minutes left.

Rayo were 2-1 ahead but went down to 10 men and then went down to 9 men at 2-2 in the first half.
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Post by: hill135 on December 20, 2015, 10:49:50 PM
7th win in a row for Juve. Allegri went berserk at the end as they nearly threw it away Everton-stylee. Marchisio looked Pirlo-esque and Mandzukic scored twice but he still fucks me off.

Was hoping Fiorentina and Napoli would drop points but no such luck. Hoping now Lazio can shake off their malaise and take something away from San Siro later.

Winter break coming at a bad time really.
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Post by: The Analog Kid on December 20, 2015, 10:52:58 PM
10-2!?

WTF
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Post by: velimski on December 20, 2015, 11:18:01 PM
Rayo Vallecano played most of the game with 9 men.
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Post by: hill135 on December 21, 2015, 03:45:03 AM
7 Hoping now Lazio can shake off their malaise and take something away from San Siro later.


Haha and they've done it! First win since October!

Melo had another of his frequent meltdowns and gave away a penalty (which Handanovic inevitably saved with Candreva tapping in the rebound) and then karate kicking Biglia in the collar bone to get sent off.

Inter leading by a point now. Juventus only three points behind
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Post by: ally2 on December 21, 2015, 04:18:42 AM
10-2

Great league lads
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Post by: Gash on December 21, 2015, 04:25:05 AM
10-2

Great league lads

To be fair, they were 2-1 down after 12 minutes and 2-2 when Rayo Vallecano were reduced to nine men.
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Post by: hill135 on December 21, 2015, 04:33:12 AM
Gladbach managed to win with nine men today. Albeit against Darmstadt.
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Post by: Gash on December 31, 2015, 11:37:21 PM
Gary Neville still looking for his first league win. Beaten by Villarreal earlier.
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Post by: claimabstract on January 01, 2016, 08:23:15 PM
BBC's site said he was still "waiting" for it, as if he had no control and the players hadn't yet gifted it to him.  Sometimes, journos are as bad as politicians and player agents.
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Post by: ally2 on January 04, 2016, 03:24:33 AM
Amazing finish to the Valencia/Real game with Bale scoring in the 82nd to send them 2-1 up then Alcazer scores seconds later. Negredo sent clean through in the last minute of injury time but can't finish, then Bale fluffs it at the other end with almost the last kick of the game. Neville will probably be happy with the result overall but the pressure grows on Benitez who lose further ground to Barca and Atletico at the top.
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Post by: hill135 on January 04, 2016, 09:26:27 PM
Benitez apparently on the brink and could be replaced by Zidane, my sources at the Guardian website tell me.
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Post by: Bluenose 91 on January 04, 2016, 09:33:42 PM
This Iturbe who's signed for Bournemouth from Roma any good?
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Post by: hill135 on January 05, 2016, 12:46:41 AM
This Iturbe who's signed for Bournemouth from Roma any good?

Was good at Verona where he had space to attack but has not impressed at Roma where opposition defences tend to deny this. Although, it's hard to judge as Roma's tactics seem to be fairly broken. Teams tend to play aggressively against Bournemouth so perhaps he'll be able to find his old form.

@claimabstract (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=90) what's your opinion?
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Post by: hill135 on January 06, 2016, 05:16:56 AM
Calcio Italiano back with a bang as the Genoa derby finished 3-2 to Samp. They were well in control for 70 minutes before shitting it and letting Genoa back in to it when they looked dead and buried.

A full slate of games tomorrow, starting at 11.30. Ridiculous scheduling from a commercial and fan point-of-view. I'm not complaining though as I have the day off.
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Post by: claimabstract on January 06, 2016, 05:36:50 PM
Was good at Verona where he had space to attack but has not impressed at Roma where opposition defences tend to deny this. Although, it's hard to judge as Roma's tactics seem to be fairly broken. Teams tend to play aggressively against Bournemouth so perhaps he'll be able to find his old form.

@claimabstract (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=90) what's your opinion?

I don't think Iturbe functioned well in Roma's 4-3-3 system.  No surprise because it's not working for anyone at the moment.  The opponents' end seems to get too crowded and ball movement is too slow.  Nor has he seemed to be able to beat men when Roma play a counter-attack game.  This, to me, is the deciding issue.  He just hasn't had the confidence that he had at Verona.  Perhaps in a smaller team, he will feel more responsible and take control more.
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Post by: Shogun on January 06, 2016, 08:14:24 PM
Who the hell is Umar Sadiq?
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Post by: hill135 on January 06, 2016, 10:26:51 PM
Juventus roll on thanks to Dybala's Pirlo impression (wearing number 21 as well!). Zaza keeps on scoring off the bench and Allegri still not trusting Rugani despite Caceres's time at the club being over.

Roma still unable to buy a win despite leading twice against Chievo. What was that lineup though?

Routine win for Fiorentina sends them back on top, although Inter and Napoli are in action later and I fancy both to win.

Had a sneaking feeling Bologna would knick a win at Milan. Donadoni is the man Milan should hired years ago.
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Post by: bacon sarnie on January 07, 2016, 06:50:33 PM
'According to referee Juan Martínez Munuera’s report, which has been quoted by Catalan newspaper Sport, the Senegal international told Suárez, “I shit in your whore mother”, and was shown a red card in the 75th minute.'

Suarez in shit for waiting for him in the tunnel after what was by all accounts a nasty game.
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Post by: hill135 on January 10, 2016, 07:30:09 PM
What a game between Inter and Sassuolo.

Sassuolo defended brilliantly and got a penalty in literally the last minute. Big Balls Berardi smashes it past Handanovic who, for once, can't save it. Sassuolo win 1-0 after losing this fixture 7-0 the last two seasons.

Inter's title hopes fading and about time.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on January 10, 2016, 09:23:15 PM
What a game between Inter and Sassuolo.

Sassuolo defended brilliantly and got a penalty in literally the last minute. Big Balls Berardi smashes it past Handanovic who, for once, can't save it. Sassuolo win 1-0 after losing this fixture 7-0 the last two seasons.

Inter's title hopes fading and about time.

Huge fan of Berardi. Napoli look back to their best after the winter break
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Post by: hill135 on January 11, 2016, 12:35:14 AM
Huge fan of Berardi. Napoli look back to their best after the winter break

Three good goals. Can't pick between HIguain's or Gabbiadini's.

Interestingly, every result today has been an away win. Think Juventus will win to complete the set and them and Napoli will be the only teams in the top five to win to take the top two spots.
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Post by: Shogun on January 11, 2016, 12:36:46 AM
As if Carpi are going to be the only Serie A side to win at home this weekend.
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Post by: bluestevie on January 12, 2016, 02:17:05 PM
Seville derby in the Copa Del Rey tonight, Catalan derby in the same competition tomorrow night along with PSG v Lyon in the French League Cup
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Post by: hill135 on January 13, 2016, 06:53:49 PM
Rudi Garcia sacked.

What took so long?
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Post by: claimabstract on January 14, 2016, 05:22:51 AM
Spalletti had to fly to the U.S. to meet the owner.  It's a looooong flight ...
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Post by: Bluedylan on January 15, 2016, 09:07:11 PM
Really good article about Athletic Bilbao, talking about the culture and the history of the club:

http://www.theguardian.com/football/copa90/2016/jan/15/athletic-club-bilbao-loyalty-spain-liga-basque

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Post by: Shogun on January 18, 2016, 01:39:10 AM
Milan v Fiorentina about to start at the San Siro. Hoping La Viola can get back to winning ways after the unexpected defeat at home to Lazio last week, they've not been great in the last month or so despite a couple of wins.

Only change to the normal team is a rare start for Mario Suarez in place of the injured Badelj whilst Bernadeschi stays at right wing back ahead of Blaszczykowski.

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Post by: hill135 on January 18, 2016, 01:53:27 AM
Milan v Fiorentina about to start at the San Siro. Hoping La Viola can get back to winning ways after the unexpected defeat at home to Lazio last week, they've not been great in the last month or so despite a couple of wins.

Only change to the normal team is a rare start for Mario Suarez in place of the injured Badelj whilst Bernadeschi stays at right wing back ahead of Blaszczykowski.



Badelj is a big miss. Been one of the best midfielders in the league this season. Bernardeschi at RWB I don't get but it works.

Still, they've got a long way to go before they can match 10 wins in a row ;)
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Post by: hill135 on January 18, 2016, 01:53:38 AM
Oh shit. Bacca is awesome.
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Post by: Shogun on January 18, 2016, 02:00:28 AM
Badelj is a big miss. Been one of the best midfielders in the league this season. Bernardeschi at RWB I don't get but it works.

Still, they've got a long way to go before they can match 10 wins in a row ;)

Yeah, I think most will have been surprised that Suarez hasn't been able to displace Vecino or Badelj this season but neither have deserved to be dropped to be fair.

As for Berna, I prefer him behind Kalinic alongside Borja with Blaszczykowski at RWB but doesn't seem like that'll happen with Ilicic performing quite well this season. I think it works out fine because when in possession, the formation becomes more of a 4-4-1-1 rather than 3-4-2-1.

In Possession:

Tata
Tomovic Gonzalo Astori Alonso
Bernadeschi Badelj Vecino Borja
illicic
Kalinic

Though, it's no really a 4-4-1-1 because Borja basically plays anywhere he wants.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on January 18, 2016, 02:21:40 PM
Juve are looking unstoppable of late. Still can't see Napoli having enough to get over the line this year
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Post by: Shogun on January 25, 2016, 01:36:40 AM
Got a feeling for Roma tonight.

@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) Need I ask?
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Post by: hill135 on January 25, 2016, 01:47:06 AM
Got a feeling Roma will play very conservatively.

Interested to see De Rossi in a Bonucci-esque role in a back three - but two back threes doesn't usually add up to a good game.

Dybala to crush Roma single-handedly is my prediction.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on January 25, 2016, 02:40:46 AM
DeRossi loves a bit of off the ball mischief doesn't he.
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Post by: Shogun on January 25, 2016, 02:42:46 AM
I thought Roma grew into that one. Survived the opening onslaught then got on the ball and took the pressure off.

If Salah was half the player he was at Fiorentina then they might have created some chances :)
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Post by: hill135 on January 25, 2016, 03:20:55 AM
Dybala absolutely supreme.

He's playing at a frankly ridiculous level currently.
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Post by: claimabstract on January 25, 2016, 04:59:50 PM
I miss the days (earlier this season) where Dybala struggled to figure out which way the opponents' goal was ... He is quite the player.
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Post by: hill135 on January 25, 2016, 05:56:17 PM
I miss the days (earlier this season) where Dybala struggled to figure out which way the opponents' goal was ... He is quite the player.

He's been awesome.

The transition from Palermo to Juventus is enormous off the pitch and on it but he's dealt with it brilliantly. Always available between the lines, prompting and probing. The only way to get the ball off him is to foul him. Adding things to his game like free kicks. Most importantly he's scoring and / or assisting every week.

What impresses me most is he's had absolutely massive shoes to fill with Tevez leaving but he's taken responsibility. He's not just putting the gloss on wins already in the bag; he's winning games with his contributions.

What are your thoughts about Spaletti's return?
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Post by: super_ape89 on January 25, 2016, 08:52:25 PM
He's been awesome.

The transition from Palermo to Juventus is enormous off the pitch and on it but he's dealt with it brilliantly. Always available between the lines, prompting and probing. The only way to get the ball off him is to foul him. Adding things to his game like free kicks. Most importantly he's scoring and / or assisting every week.

What impresses me most is he's had absolutely massive shoes to fill with Tevez leaving but he's taken responsibility. He's not just putting the gloss on wins already in the bag; he's winning games with his contributions.

What are your thoughts about Spaletti's return?
I remember reading about him when he first came to Palermo, he apparently struggled! You just can't picture it now.
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Post by: claimabstract on January 26, 2016, 07:39:14 PM
What are your thoughts about Spaletti's return?

Interim manager. He failed to impress a few years ago, and I see it being even worse now. Garcia needed to go, but the owners have no real clue who to put in his place. Spalletti was available and probably cheap. American owners in football are largely a curse. I would have begged Ancelotti to come back to the club.
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Post by: Shogun on January 31, 2016, 02:46:20 AM
Surprised to see El Sharaawy on loan at Roma.

Not going to solve their problems, imo.
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Post by: kramer0 on January 31, 2016, 02:59:29 AM
Surprised to see El Sharaawy on loan at Roma.

Not going to solve their problems, imo.

Plus, he seems to have toned down his hair a bit which is really, really disappointing from a neutral perspective.
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Post by: Shogun on January 31, 2016, 03:00:20 AM
Plus, he seems to have toned down his hair a bit which is really, really disappointing from a neutral perspective.

And he's inevitably just put them in the lead
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Post by: ally2 on February 01, 2016, 03:38:14 AM
So Valencia lost again then. Not looking good at all for Neville at the moment.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on February 01, 2016, 04:13:33 AM
And he's inevitably just put them in the lead

With a slick back-heel.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on February 01, 2016, 08:03:48 PM
Two horse race for the scudetto @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)?

Dybala is looking outstanding, almost Insigne like ;)
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Post by: hill135 on February 02, 2016, 10:35:51 PM
Two horse race for the scudetto @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)?

Dybala is looking outstanding, almost Insigne like ;)

Yes I think so. No one else looks up to the challenge.

Napoli keep smashing everyone and don't look like slowing down; but I'm drawing optimism from the greater squad depth Juventus have and the fact they've already visited all the difficult away grounds.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 03, 2016, 12:11:39 AM
I called earlier in the season that Napoli & Juventus would pull away :whistle:

A long term injury to someone like Insigne or Higuain would be fatal for Napoli but otherwise I think they have a great chance of winning it.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on February 03, 2016, 01:54:25 AM
I called earlier in the season that Napoli & Juventus would pull away :whistle:

A long term injury to someone like Insigne or Higuain would be fatal for Napoli but otherwise I think they have a great chance of winning it.
An injury to Higuain would be catastrophic. Napoli were putting in some tired performances leading up to Christmas, there's no doubt the winter break came just at the right time.
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Post by: hill135 on February 03, 2016, 04:07:50 AM
Higuiain still doesn't look in great physical shape to me - yet he's still rinsing them in every week!

Two in two for El Shaaraway. Milan are stupid.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on February 04, 2016, 03:46:45 AM
Can't see Gary Neville's six month contract lasting six months at this rate.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 04, 2016, 04:38:09 AM
Lazio are a disgrace.

https://twitter.com/TheCalcioGuy/status/694992205685985280
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Post by: Gumpinio on February 04, 2016, 10:21:55 AM
Ouch
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Post by: ForzaItalia on February 04, 2016, 08:31:13 PM
Lazio are a disgrace.

https://twitter.com/TheCalcioGuy/status/694992205685985280

Ian Darke (I think) on BT Sport instantly pointed the finger at the Napoli fans during commentary!
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Post by: Major Clanger on February 04, 2016, 08:43:04 PM
Ian Darke (I think) on BT Sport instantly pointed the finger at the Napoli fans during commentary!

Yeah because as we know, Lazio fans are famously anti-racist, so it can't have been them.  :)
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Post by: hill135 on February 04, 2016, 08:59:51 PM
Sounds like the referee dealt with it well.

Still, should have awarded the win to Napoli there and then.
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Post by: claimabstract on February 12, 2016, 06:33:39 PM
Predictions for the big game between Juve and Napoli tomorrow, @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) and @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296)?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 12, 2016, 07:36:13 PM
I reckon Juventus will play conservatively and win 1-0, with Napoli coming out of it feeling hard done by.

Chiellini and Caceres are injured so Allegri has to weigh up the risk of switching to a back four against that of playing Rugani in a back three. A difficult one.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 14, 2016, 12:00:47 AM
Can't wait for this one, well and truly on the side of @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) in this one. ;)

1-3 Napoli
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Post by: hill135 on February 14, 2016, 12:05:01 AM
i think it's going to be a truly titanic clash. Saw it described earlier as the most important game in Italy for years.

Sarri has said they will come to impose their football on Juventus, who I think will probably say "fine" and concentrate on defending - which they are very, very good at.

As far as an attack vs defence game goes this one promises to be one of the best.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on February 14, 2016, 02:26:46 AM
Ref not massively impressing here.
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Post by: Shogun on February 14, 2016, 02:37:34 AM
Pogba's hair is the highlight so far.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on February 14, 2016, 02:40:30 AM
Fancy us nicking this one in the second half
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 14, 2016, 02:57:36 AM
Oh fuck. Bonucci down as well :(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on February 14, 2016, 03:25:50 AM
Gary Neville finally win's a game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on February 14, 2016, 03:30:33 AM
Pogba really is the blueprint for the modern midfielder.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 14, 2016, 03:34:10 AM
the luck of champions that.

Harsh on Napoli who have probably been the more ambitious side.
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Post by: ForzaItalia on February 14, 2016, 03:37:40 AM
Vintage Juve that
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Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 01:30:52 AM
Fancy Fiorentina here. 2-1.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on February 15, 2016, 02:09:47 AM
Fancy Fiorentina here. 2-1.

Hope so, dislike Inter even mote than Juve ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 02:14:54 AM
ffs Inter haven't had a kick.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on February 15, 2016, 02:16:17 AM
Fiorentina playing some good stuff from what I've seen.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 02:19:45 AM
Can anyone explain FIorentina's shape to me? It's baffling.

With the ball it's like the 3-4-3, but with no right wing back as Tello's playing like a winger; and without the ball it's like 4-4-1-1 but with no right back as Roncaglia is holding Rodriguez's hand and continuing to play as a third centre back.  ???
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on February 15, 2016, 02:20:40 AM
Got inter on an acca.

But barca of all teams are letting me down.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 15, 2016, 02:24:56 AM
Can anyone explain FIorentina's shape to me? It's baffling.

With the ball it's like the 3-4-3, but with no right wing back as Tello's playing like a winger; and without the ball it's like 4-4-1-1 but with no right back as Roncaglia is holding Rodriguez's hand and continuing to play as a third centre back.  ???

I'm not watching this match but generally...

The set formation is 3-4-2-1 with Tello and Illicic behind Kalinic but on the ball it becomes more of a 4-4-1-1 as you say. Bernadeschi basically has a free role around the right back position when Fiorentina are on the ball and Rancaglia (though it's more obvious when Tomovic plays) is supposed to cover right back.

With recent inconsistent form then I'm not not surprised La Viola are losing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 02:36:31 AM
I'm not watching this match but generally...

The set formation is 3-4-2-1 with Tello and Illicic behind Kalinic but on the ball it becomes more of a 4-4-1-1 as you say. Bernadeschi basically has a free role around the right back position when Fiorentina are on the ball and Rancaglia (though it's more obvious when Tomovic plays) is supposed to cover right back.

With recent inconsistent form then I'm not not surprised La Viola are losing.

Fiorentina were playing well and on top before Inter scored against the run of play. Now they're digging in as they do.

Today it's very strange. Basically asymmetrical in both phases. Tello's playing on the right but is much more advance than Alonso, almost in the same strata as Ilicic and Bernadeschi. In defence, Roncaglia isn't covering right back at all. In fact he keeps sprinting back from that area to stand with the other centre backs when they lose it and no one is defending the right back zone as Tello defends the right of midfield.

Maybe a bit too clever.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on February 15, 2016, 02:37:24 AM
Hipster thread
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 15, 2016, 02:44:10 AM
Fiorentina were playing well and on top before Inter scored against the run of play. Now they're digging in as they do.

Today it's very strange. Basically asymmetrical in both phases. Tello's playing on the right but is much more advance than Alonso, almost in the same strata as Ilicic and Bernadeschi. In defence, Roncaglia isn't covering right back at all. In fact he keeps sprinting back from that area to stand with the other centre backs when they lose it and no one is defending the right back zone as Tello defends the right of midfield.

Maybe a bit too clever.

I don't know why he keeps putting players like that in the RWB role, especially when Blaszczykowski is more suited than both of them in there. Obviously I'm not watching but in general, Fiorentina are playing nowhere near as well recently as at the start of the season, especially around the time when they dicked Inter all over the San Siro.

Kalinic's goals have dried up as well which is a major part of the problem. Babacar isn't developed enough and Rossi loaned out.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 15, 2016, 02:45:41 AM
Hipster thread

You bet!

(http://media.balls.ie/uploads/2013/06/Jimbo.jpg)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 02:51:27 AM
I don't know why he keeps putting players like that in the RWB role, especially when Blaszczykowski is more suited than both of them in there. Obviously I'm not watching but in general, Fiorentina are playing nowhere near as well recently as at the start of the season, especially around the time when they dicked Inter all over the San Siro.

Kalinic's goals have dried up as well which is a major part of the problem. Babacar isn't developed enough and Rossi loaned out.

This is the first time I've seen them in a while.

Bernadeschi I thought looked good in that role earlier in the season despite thinking it wouldn't work on paper. Good to see him off the front man now though. Badelj is a big miss as he's been very good but also Valero has to play deeper in his absence.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on February 15, 2016, 03:18:11 AM
Barca are utter fucking filth.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 15, 2016, 03:22:00 AM
Barca are utter fucking filth.



Are you allowed to take pen like that though?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: sam of the south on February 15, 2016, 03:22:09 AM
Fuck Niasse, we should've been looking at this Neymar fella for the left wing/striker position
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: sam of the south on February 15, 2016, 03:23:05 AM
Are you allowed to take pen like that though?

Yes, it has to go forward, and there must be no encroachment before the ball is kicked
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 03:29:53 AM
WHat happened? Was it one of those pass it to a team mate from the spot ones?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: sam of the south on February 15, 2016, 03:31:18 AM
WHat happened? Was it one of those pass it to a team mate from the spot ones?

Yeah, Messi to Suarez for his hat-track
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 03:31:41 AM
Yeah, Messi to Suarez for his hat-track

Haha I love those - when they go right and when they go wrong.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: sam of the south on February 15, 2016, 03:32:26 AM
And it would've been Messi's 300th goal if he'd just buried it.

A class act that fella
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Post by: ally2 on February 15, 2016, 03:32:26 AM
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 03:38:05 AM
hahah fiorentina win it at the death with a really shit goal.

2-1. Called it
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: blueToffee on February 15, 2016, 04:45:09 AM
That penalty is ridiculous. That's on another level of taking the piss.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 15, 2016, 04:57:20 AM
Caught the last 15 minutes of the Fiorentina match. Buzzing :D

Great piece of management from Sousa, throwing on Tino Costa ad Babacar after the Telles red card.

Zarate's red looked harsh to me.

Did Kondogbia get sent off after the whistle as well?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 05:04:28 AM
Caught the last 15 minutes of the Fiorentina match. Buzzing :D

Great piece of management from Sousa, throwing on Tino Costa ad Babacar after the Telles red card.

Zarate's red looked harsh to me.

Did Kondogbia get sent off after the whistle as well?

It was a deserved win.

Yeah Kondogbia got sent off after the final whistle. WHat does that mean? Is it the same as a normal sending off insofar as sitting out a ban?

I wonder if Zarate got sent off for what he said to Murillo rather than grabbing him by the neck.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 15, 2016, 05:13:50 AM
It was a deserved win.

Yeah Kondogbia got sent off after the final whistle. WHat does that mean? Is it the same as a normal sending off insofar as sitting out a ban?

I wonder if Zarate got sent off for what he said to Murillo rather than grabbing him by the neck.

I'd presume so.

https://twitter.com/Marcotti/status/698986101428658176

It was a bizarre end to the match anyway. Fiorentina, Roma, Inter and Milan fighting it out for third then. Assuming Inter don't completely fall away.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 15, 2016, 05:44:36 PM
Fiorentina, Roma, Inter and Milan fighting it out for third then. Assuming Inter don't completely fall away.

Fiorentina for me.

Roma still look unconvincing, Inter are shit and while Milan have found a good balance they're only one bad performance away from Berlusconi undermining the manager in public again.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on February 19, 2016, 05:38:21 AM
Yes, it has to go forward, and there must be no encroachment before the ball is kicked

He probably couldn't sleep and read the rules again  :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 20, 2016, 03:42:11 AM
Juventus' 16 match winning run comes to an end as they've drawn 0-0 against Bologna tonight.

Meaning Napoli will go back top if they beat Milan at home on Monday.

lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 20, 2016, 03:54:17 AM
Juventus' 16 match winning run comes to an end as they've drawn 0-0 against Bologna tonight.

Meaning Napoli will go back top if they beat Milan at home on Monday.

lolol

 :headbang:

Allegri got this one wrong.

Juventus created very little. Bologna defended very well. Their midfield screened the defence brilliantly. Especially after Dybala came on they went even narrow and focused mainly on stopping any passes to him in the hole and as a result he hardly touched the ball. Impressive considering two of their midfielders are 18 and 19.

Donadoni is a serious manager.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 20, 2016, 04:37:34 AM
:headbang:

Allegri got this one wrong.

Juventus created very little. Bologna defended very well. Their midfield screened the defence brilliantly. Especially after Dybala came on they went even narrow and focused mainly on stopping any passes to him in the hole and as a result he hardly touched the ball. Impressive considering two of their midfielders are 18 and 19.

Donadoni is a serious manager.

They've done excellently well for a newly promoted side haven't they? Good tactics combined with some astute signings.

https://twitter.com/TheMilanBible/status/700800622321229824
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 22, 2016, 01:40:05 AM
This Totti - Spaletti fall-out seems to have escalated quickly.

Totti surely needs to accept a reduced role at his age and with a few months left on his contract?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on February 22, 2016, 01:49:07 AM
This Totti - Spaletti fall-out seems to have escalated quickly.

Totti surely needs to accept a reduced role at his age and with a few months left on his contract?

Probably not, Totti is a prick.

I fancy Palermo here anyway, no real logic why. Gilardino to put them to the sword.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on February 22, 2016, 01:53:29 AM
This Totti - Spaletti fall-out seems to have escalated quickly.

Totti surely needs to accept a reduced role at his age and with a few months left on his contract?

I saw his comments and thought he was acting a bit of a spoiled twat. Especially as he looked like he was carrying some timber the other night in the Champions League and didn't look up to the level anymore.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 22, 2016, 02:04:22 AM
I saw his comments and thought he was acting a bit of a spoiled twat. Especially as he looked like he was carrying some timber the other night in the Champions League and didn't look up to the level anymore.

Yeah. He's 39, often injured and basically done as a top-level player. You can't go around demanding minutes no matter who you are; especially when your team has won four in a row without you in it.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 22, 2016, 02:15:13 AM
oh my word that is the worst miss I've ever seen from Dzeko lolol lolol lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on February 22, 2016, 04:59:34 PM
Salah's goal was something else though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 22, 2016, 05:03:00 PM
Salah's goal was something else though.

Was it deliberate or an attempt to cross it to Dzeko? I think it was intended.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Cereal Killer on February 22, 2016, 07:23:28 PM
oh my word that is the worst miss I've ever seen from Dzeko lolol lolol lolol

what the actual fuck?! even hibbo could've buried that!!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 23, 2016, 12:47:24 AM
Going to have skip tonight's Calcio Italiano offering as I'll be Pirlo-ing it about at five-a-side.

I've got a sneaking suspicion that Milan can take something from this. Probably just wishful thinking.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on February 23, 2016, 12:59:48 AM
Going to have skip tonight's Calcio Italiano offering as I'll be Pirlo-ing it about at five-a-side.

I've got a sneaking suspicion that Milan can take something from this. Probably just wishful thinking.

Can imagine you genuinely strolling round the pitch thinking you're pirlo.

I do it myself like.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 23, 2016, 01:07:06 AM
Can imagine you genuinely strolling round the pitch thinking you're pirlo.

I do it myself like.

Haha I'm the spitting image except I can't grow the beard :(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on February 25, 2016, 03:52:25 AM
A question for our Serie A experts:

How good do you think Alvaro Morata is?

I think Real would be mad not to exercise their buyback clause but I admittedly don't see a lot of him.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 25, 2016, 05:51:58 AM
A question for our Serie A experts:

How good do you think Alvaro Morata is?

I think Real would be mad not to exercise their buyback clause but I admittedly don't see a lot of him.

Last season he was oustanding, delivering goals when it mattered most in the latter stages of the Champions League. This season he has been quite poor, in-and-out of the team, looking devoid of confidence and missing easy chances to break his duck.

But, he has shown all the tools to suggest he could be an excellent and complete player. he is strong and very quick, can take the ball under pressure with his back to goal, a good dribbler, is a good finisher with his feet and his head and has a knack of scoring those shit poacher's efforts.

I think it is a confidence thing. Apparently he split from his childhood sweetheart this summer so is having a bad time of it. Hopefully he will be back to his best soon because I fucking hate Mandzukic!

Seems the expectation is that Real will try to bring him back, but he has suggested he would like to stay where he is.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Macca77 on February 25, 2016, 03:45:08 PM
How did Yarmolenko do last night?

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Tinga on February 25, 2016, 07:14:20 PM
http://www.theplayerstribune.com/jerome-boateng-bayern-munich-defender/

I really enjoyed reading this, probably not threadworthy though
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 25, 2016, 07:29:45 PM
Interesting read that.

Used to think Boaten was bloody rubbish but he's exploded in to a very good player.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on February 25, 2016, 09:11:29 PM
Last season he was oustanding, delivering goals when it mattered most in the latter stages of the Champions League. This season he has been quite poor, in-and-out of the team, looking devoid of confidence and missing easy chances to break his duck.

But, he has shown all the tools to suggest he could be an excellent and complete player. he is strong and very quick, can take the ball under pressure with his back to goal, a good dribbler, is a good finisher with his feet and his head and has a knack of scoring those shit poacher's efforts.

I think it is a confidence thing. Apparently he split from his childhood sweetheart this summer so is having a bad time of it. Hopefully he will be back to his best soon because I fucking hate Mandzukic!

Seems the expectation is that Real will try to bring him back, but he has suggested he would like to stay where he is.

Thanks for the info.

If I recall correctly, Lukaku had a similar situation last season (breaking up with his long-time girlfriend) and it took him a bit to recover. I'm sure Morata will get out of whatever funk he's currently in.

And fortunately for Juve, Real always like a big name so it wouldn't be a surprise to see them throw big money at Lewandowski or Aguero instead of bringing back Morata.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on February 25, 2016, 09:17:48 PM
How did Yarmolenko do last night?



I wrote this last night:

Apologies in advance for the Yarm-talk but...

...the way Yarmolenko holds the ball up on the wing is brilliant. He does really well to create space and bring his teammates into the game in dangerous positions. People have mentioned that they like Arnautovic -- I think Yarmolenko does a lot of the similar things in the build-up and is much more lethal in terms of shooting/crossing. I think he'll be worth the money for whoever buys him.

I admittedly didn't see much of the game but from what I saw, City worked very hard to force Kiev down the left so they couldn't get Yarmolenko the ball. Pretty much every time Kiev were able to play the ball in his direction, he held it up and was able to spot the run of a fullback/midfielder who could look for the final pass (cross, cut back, etc.). City were able to prevent him from getting into good shooting positions but he was still able to affect the game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 25, 2016, 10:37:46 PM

And fortunately for Juve, Real always like a big name so it wouldn't be a surprise to see them throw big money at Lewandowski or Aguero instead of bringing back Morata.

I think the worry is - and Marotta has talked openly about it - is that they will buy him back only to sell him on for a profit immediately as Juventus don't have the sort of clause we have with Deulofeu.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Klown-Shoes on February 26, 2016, 05:27:53 AM
Was going to make a new thread, proper trendy hipster like with a proper cutting edge clever title and everything, but this thread seems to have it covered.

"Darling you've got to let me know...."

With the unicycle race towards the euro in out referendum, what does the inevitable out choice mean to european football competition? As well as euro's (the tournament this summer sees again) and englands qualifying group possibilities for future world cups. ?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on February 26, 2016, 01:19:08 PM

Was going to make a new thread, proper trendy hipster like with a proper cutting edge clever title and everything, but this thread seems to have it covered.

"Darling you've got to let me know...."

With the unicycle race towards the euro in out referendum, what does the inevitable out choice mean to european football competition? As well as euro's (the tournament this summer sees again) and englands qualifying group possibilities for future world cups. ?

Nothing at all.

UEFA boundaries are (generally) geographic rather than political (ignoring Israel etc.)

It would make a difference domestically with regards to transfers in that French, Spanish, German players etc would have to get work permits jut like non EU nationals do now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 27, 2016, 11:43:07 PM
Atletico Madrid become the first team ever to win three games in a row at the Bernabau.

Real now nine points off the top having played one more.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on February 28, 2016, 08:30:04 PM
Real now nine points off the top having played one more.

I wonder if Real will ever change their strategy of buying flair players without consideration of how they fit into their team. I also wonder how well they'd do by replacing Ronaldo, who to me is disruptive and selfish. Not that they will be able to do that any time soon with their transfer ban.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on February 29, 2016, 01:52:39 AM
Just got back from Mainz. One word- amazing!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 29, 2016, 03:57:53 AM
PSG have lost for the first time in the league this season - 2-1 at Lyon. Their first League defeat in 49 games.

Still 20-odd points clear though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: di_guyo on February 29, 2016, 05:05:02 PM
Atletico Madrid become the first team ever to win three games in a row at the Bernabau.

Real now nine points off the top having played one more.

One of several factors in making this a glorious weekend. Was made up.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on March 03, 2016, 02:53:36 AM
Just got back from Mainz. One word- amazing!

Congrats on a massive win today against a historically great Bayern side.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 03, 2016, 02:54:06 AM
If Bayern aren't careful then they'll be in a title race very soon. They lost at home to Mainz 1-2 tonight whilst Dortmund won.

The gap in down to five points and they play each other in Dortmund next weekend.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 03, 2016, 02:58:43 AM
Scenes at the San Siro. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Inter make it 2-0 in the 50th minute against Juventus.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 03, 2016, 02:59:44 AM
It would be absolutely brilliant if Dortmund could come back and win it. They've been great to watch this season and it would represent arrogant Guardiola's comeuppance.

Mainz are a seriously well-coached team.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 03, 2016, 03:01:24 AM
Congrats on a massive win today against a historically great Bayern side.

Cheers! I honestly can't believe it. What a result. Cordoba has scored 3 in 3 games now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 03, 2016, 03:42:56 AM
Meanwhile Juventus have contrived to blow a 3-0 first leg lead in the Copa Italia semi-final against Inter. Extra time then.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 03, 2016, 03:46:04 AM
Meanwhile Juventus have contrived to blow a 3-0 first leg lead in the Copa Italia semi-final against Inter. Extra time then.

All about Inter, Hill. They've dominated.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 03, 2016, 03:48:11 AM
All about Inter, Hill. They've dominated.

Will put it down to complacency.

The important fixture between these two was settled last weekend anyway :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 03, 2016, 03:49:59 AM
Will put it down to complacency.

The important fixture between these two was settled last weekend anyway :)

That's a nice way of looking at it but your boys have just lost a 3-0 lead to Inter.

Fucking Inter!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 03, 2016, 03:56:17 AM
That's a nice way of looking at it but your boys have just lost a 3-0 lead to Inter.

Fucking Inter!

still a draw on aggregate; that is: still on course for a domestic double.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on March 03, 2016, 07:10:09 AM
It would be absolutely brilliant if Dortmund could come back and win it. They've been great to watch this season and it would represent arrogant Guardiola's comeuppance.

Mainz are a seriously well-coached team.

Apparently no team runs more than Mainz in the Bundesliga  :clap:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on March 03, 2016, 05:45:25 PM


Mainz are a seriously well-coached team.

They pick their managers very well.

Although hasn't the sporting director agreed to go to Schalke in the summer?

Am even more disappointed that we didn't look at Tuchel in 2013!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on March 03, 2016, 08:38:01 PM
They pick their managers very well.

Although hasn't the sporting director agreed to go to Schalke in the summer?

Am even more disappointed that we didn't look at Tuchel in 2013!

I also would have loved Tuchel here but it may have been difficult to get him from Mainz at the time.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 03, 2016, 08:43:05 PM
Hoffenheim are in the relegation zone but their 28 year-old manager has started well.

Werder Bremen (A) Draw 1-1
Mainz (H) Won 3-2
Dortmund (A) Lost 3-1*
Augsburg (H) Won 2-1

*They were winning 1-0 until a bullshit red card.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on March 04, 2016, 11:46:24 PM
@Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108), any predictions for today's Roma-Fiorentina game?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 05, 2016, 12:04:12 AM
@Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108), any predictions for today's Roma-Fiorentina game?

Not entirely sure. I haven't been too impressed with Fiorentina in big matches this season but they did draw against Napoli last week when I expect a defeat and I don't see Roma being as ruthless with their chances as they were in the reverse fixture.

Possibly another draw for me.

What do you think?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on March 05, 2016, 04:00:14 AM
Roma bummed them 4-1.  It was 3-0 after half an hour or so.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 06, 2016, 01:53:11 AM
chirices has dropped the almightiest bollock after only one minute against Chievo. Absolutely dire.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on March 06, 2016, 03:50:50 AM
chirices has dropped the almightiest bollock after only one minute against Chievo. Absolutely dire.

Got away with it in the end, but jesus christ what an amateur mistake to make.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on March 06, 2016, 07:19:42 PM
Despite all my BT bashing I'm loving having all sorts of continental footy on the go all weekend long. It's gonna be cool being able to make sense of all your hipster Serie A chatter!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 06, 2016, 07:37:31 PM
Despite all my BT bashing I'm loving having all sorts of continental footy on the go all weekend long. It's gonna be cool being able to make sense of all your hipster Serie A chatter!

Welcome to the club Bob.

You'll hopefully be reassured to know that their domestic European coverage is quite different from their insufferable Prem stuff. Not an ex-pro in sight and they have people who actually know what they're talking about on it.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 06, 2016, 08:02:14 PM
Despite all my BT bashing I'm loving having all sorts of continental footy on the go all weekend long. It's gonna be cool being able to make sense of all your hipster Serie A chatter!

Have you got a James Richardson poster up in your bedroom yet?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on March 06, 2016, 08:21:01 PM
Not entirely sure. I haven't been too impressed with Fiorentina in big matches this season but they did draw against Napoli last week when I expect a defeat and I don't see Roma being as ruthless with their chances as they were in the reverse fixture.

Possibly another draw for me.

What do you think?
I was guessing the same. Roma are really hit and miss.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 06, 2016, 08:45:36 PM
Steven fletcher has scored for Marseille
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: stirlingblue on March 12, 2016, 06:22:40 PM
Just saw that PSG can win the league this weekend with 2 months to go.

Joke of a league
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on March 12, 2016, 07:09:59 PM
Can anyone recommend a good site for European fixtures and perhaps which channels to watch them on?  The BBC site is pathetic.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on March 12, 2016, 08:21:02 PM
Can anyone recommend a good site for European fixtures and perhaps which channels to watch them on?  The BBC site is pathetic.
Liveonsat.com has lists of which games are available on which channels.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on March 13, 2016, 05:54:10 PM
Turn on the Milan game specifically to see this young 'keeper everyone is talking about. Literally 2 seconds after I switch in the lad is being subbed off after like 20mins. What are the chances.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 14, 2016, 12:11:54 AM
PSG could win the French title with a win against Troyes today, and set a record for earliest win ever.

They won 9-0

:Howard:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on March 14, 2016, 09:08:51 PM
pretty good article this!!

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/mar/14/dani-alves-barcelona-happier-before-fame?CMP=fb_gu
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 18, 2016, 04:31:50 PM
No Italian clubs left in Europe?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 21, 2016, 06:09:28 AM
Euro round up:

Buffon broke the Serie A record for longest time without conceding a goal: 973 minutes. Torino scored a penalty to bring an end to the record in the same game it was set.

PSG lost their undefeated home record losing 0-2 at home to second place Monaco, one week after they secured the league.

'Gary Neville's Valencia' lost at home to Celta Vigo and are steadily slipping closer towards the relegation zone.

Question for La Liga followers: are Villareal good?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on March 21, 2016, 04:11:27 PM
Napoli still hanging on in the race for the scudetto. Not playing great but grinding results out, Higuain almost single handedly winning games at the moment.

Jorginho getting called up for the Italian national team is excellent news, he's been the top midfielder in serie A this season imo.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 21, 2016, 04:25:28 PM
Napoli still hanging on in the race for the scudetto. Not playing great but grinding results out, Higuain almost single handedly winning games at the moment.

Jorginho getting called up for the Italian national team is excellent news, he's been the top midfielder in serie A this season imo.

They seem to have lost a bit of confidence and the belief that they can beat anyone since the Juve defeat, but they still have enough to win most weeks. It's frustrating really as they seem to be doing a bit of a Dortmund by amassing a points total good enough to win the league ordinarily but they happen to be up against a team that has 58 points from the last 60!

I agree Jorginho has been awesome this year. Not quite as good as the master Marchisio but certainly in my team of the year ;) he has to go to the Euros.

@Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) @claimabstract (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=90) what's going on with Fiorentina and Roma? I reckon Roma will get third place now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on March 21, 2016, 05:10:29 PM
I couldn't watch the game this weekend, but the match reports and highlights I saw showed that Roma are a hot mess, as they seem to have been all season. This season in Serie A is sort of like the Premier League, without a Leicester and with Chelsea having found their feet after a large stumble early on to rise to the top.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on March 22, 2016, 06:06:09 PM
They seem to have lost a bit of confidence and the belief that they can beat anyone since the Juve defeat, but they still have enough to win most weeks. It's frustrating really as they seem to be doing a bit of a Dortmund by amassing a points total good enough to win the league ordinarily but they happen to be up against a team that has 58 points from the last 60!

I agree Jorginho has been awesome this year. Not quite as good as the master Marchisio but certainly in my team of the year ;) he has to go to the Euros.

@Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) @claimabstract (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=90) what's going on with Fiorentina and Roma? I reckon Roma will get third place now.

The Juve game was a bitter pill to swallow, especially after dominating the game  ;) I just think they look exhausted and the lack of depth in the squad is starting to take it's toll, Alan, Insigne and Hamsik aren't playing at the same level as they were before the winter break. Could of done with Juve getting through in the champions league!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on March 23, 2016, 07:47:22 AM
A question for our Serie A experts -- what are your opinions on Walter Mazzarri?

I was looking through this managerial rating system (http://clubelo.com/Coaches (http://clubelo.com/Coaches)) and noticed that he is highly rated and currently unattached. I recall him managing an exciting Napoli side but it looks like he didn't last very long at Inter.

I'm curious to hear what your opinions are on him.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 24, 2016, 12:14:20 AM
A question for our Serie A experts -- what are your opinions on Walter Mazzarri?

I was looking through this managerial rating system (http://clubelo.com/Coaches (http://clubelo.com/Coaches)) and noticed that he is highly rated and currently unattached. I recall him managing an exciting Napoli side but it looks like he didn't last very long at Inter.

I'm curious to hear what your opinions are on him.

I think he's alright. Did a good job with Samp and then to improve a Napoli side year after year to help establish them as a force in the league, using a system to maximise the strengths of Hamsik, Lavezzi and Cavani.

But he didn't do very well at Inter as he changed to a more possession based system, but still with a back three. The football was neither attractive nor winning football. The squad was built for him to play his way and it didn't really work. Although to be fair Inter are hardly renowned for their patience with managers so perhaps in time it would have worked.

I think his next job will be of a lesser stature and he probably isn't suited to managing outside Italy. @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) is the man to ask as he follows Napoli
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on March 24, 2016, 06:47:41 AM
I think he's alright. Did a good job with Samp and then to improve a Napoli side year after year to help establish them as a force in the league, using a system to maximise the strengths of Hamsik, Lavezzi and Cavani.

But he didn't do very well at Inter as he changed to a more possession based system, but still with a back three. The football was neither attractive nor winning football. The squad was built for him to play his way and it didn't really work. Although to be fair Inter are hardly renowned for their patience with managers so perhaps in time it would have worked.

I think his next job will be of a lesser stature and he probably isn't suited to managing outside Italy. @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) is the man to ask as he follows Napoli

Thanks for the info. His time at Inter sounds very similar to Martinez's two most recent seasons here but at a club with far less patience.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 30, 2016, 05:24:55 AM
Bonucci stretchered off in the Italy friendly :(

Juventus down to one fit centre back in Rugani, who hasn't exactly had the trust of the manager. Surely this hands a chance to the chasing pack in the title race?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on March 31, 2016, 03:54:25 AM
Bonucci stretchered off in the Italy friendly :(

Juventus down to one fit centre back in Rugani, who hasn't exactly had the trust of the manager. Surely this hands a chance to the chasing pack in the title race?

I'd like to call on your expertise once again, if you don't mind.

It looks like Antonio Conte will eventually take over at Chelsea. How highly do you rate him? How do you think he'll (potentially) fare at Chelsea? Who do you prefer between Conte and Allegri?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 31, 2016, 05:44:09 AM
I'd like to call on your expertise once again, if you don't mind.

It looks like Antonio Conte will eventually take over at Chelsea. How highly do you rate him? How do you think he'll (potentially) fare at Chelsea? Who do you prefer between Conte and Allegri?

A good question (I feel a bit like James Horncastle here aha!).

I rate Conte very highly. He's an excellent motivator and tactician. One of the best managers around for me.

I think he should do very well at Chelsea. He's like a Mourinho in that he creates a siege mentality and always demands more from his players and creates a winning machine as a result. He is able to adapt his systems to the players he has at his disposal which will be required at Chelsea who are built to play a different way to his Juventus side (for instance, at Juventus he initially wanted to play a 4-2-4 but realised it wouldn't work with Pirlo so switched to 3-5-2).

I prefer Allegri's Juventus, however. They are more tactically versatile, able to play on the front foot, the counter or just to shut out the opposition. They play in more shapes (3-5-2, 4-3-1-2, 4-4-2) so are better able to find different solutions to particular games. They play with more freedom to express themselves as well but are just as defensively solid as before. Conte demanded specific movements and his 3-5-2 did produce some fairly sterile football at times and failed in Europe, whereas Allegri took them to the next level.

That's not to talk down Conte's achievements though, as Allegri's work wouldn't have been possible without that of his predecessor.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 31, 2016, 06:25:25 AM
It'll be interesting to see how Italy do in the World Cup under Conte. It was a very underwelhming qualifying campaign and they really struggled for goals whilst they were pumped 4-1 by Germany the other night.

Lots of pressure on them after the World Cup shocker and of course, making the final in 2012.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on March 31, 2016, 07:42:27 AM
A good question (I feel a bit like James Horncastle here aha!).

I rate Conte very highly. He's an excellent motivator and tactician. One of the best managers around for me.

I think he should do very well at Chelsea. He's like a Mourinho in that he creates a siege mentality and always demands more from his players and creates a winning machine as a result. He is able to adapt his systems to the players he has at his disposal which will be required at Chelsea who are built to play a different way to his Juventus side (for instance, at Juventus he initially wanted to play a 4-2-4 but realised it wouldn't work with Pirlo so switched to 3-5-2).

I prefer Allegri's Juventus, however. They are more tactically versatile, able to play on the front foot, the counter or just to shut out the opposition. They play in more shapes (3-5-2, 4-3-1-2, 4-4-2) so are better able to find different solutions to particular games. They play with more freedom to express themselves as well but are just as defensively solid as before. Conte demanded specific movements and his 3-5-2 did produce some fairly sterile football at times and failed in Europe, whereas Allegri took them to the next level.

That's not to talk down Conte's achievements though, as Allegri's work wouldn't have been possible without that of his predecessor.

Thanks for info, as always! It'll be very interesting to see how he gets on (if he does, in fact, get the job).
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 11, 2016, 08:23:10 PM
Looks like Palermo will make their ninth (fucking ninth!) managerial appointment of the season lolol

The man to take over Ballardini was in charge at one stage this season already, lasted about three games after falling out with the entire squad and then refusing to take his place on the bench for a game so the team managed themselves to a win. Now he's back.

What a joke lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on April 11, 2016, 08:53:09 PM

Looks like Palermo will make their ninth (fucking ninth!) managerial appointment of the season lolol

The man to take over Ballardini was in charge at one stage this season already, lasted about three games after falling out with the entire squad and then refusing to take his place on the bench for a game so the team managed themselves to a win. Now he's back.

What a joke lolol

Didn't they have a managerial sequence along these lines 1 or 2 years ago?

Manager A sacked > Manager B sacked > Manager C sacked > Manager B appointed > Manager A appointed
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Rhys on April 11, 2016, 09:47:23 PM
Didn't they have a managerial sequence along these lines 1 or 2 years ago?

Manager A sacked > Manager B sacked > Manager C sacked > Manager B appointed > Manager A appointed

Palermo 2012/13

Sannino June - September
Gasperini September - February
Malesani February - March
Gasperini March - March
Sannino March - June

Then Sannino left in the June again.

As our leader would say, that is phenomenal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Rhys on April 11, 2016, 09:49:59 PM
Since we appointed Moyes they've had 36 managers!!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 12, 2016, 12:08:16 AM
This season has gone like this:

Started with Iachini. Sacked in November.

Hired Ballardini who fell out with the squad immediately. Sacked a few games later

Schellotto appointed but he didn't have the qualifications so couldn't actually manage the team for a single game.

While they waited for Schellotto's paperwork (in vain) they went through three other managers before re-hiring Iachini.

Iachini sacked a few games later after falling out with President who called him 'an idiot'.

Novellino appointed and sacked four games later.

Ballaradini who all the players hate is about to be re-appointed

lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on April 17, 2016, 11:05:44 PM

 :snigger:

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on April 17, 2016, 11:14:21 PM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108)

Marchisio out of the Euros after doing his knee ligaments :(

Gutted. One of my favourite players to watch. Proper Italian baller
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on April 18, 2016, 12:35:10 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108)

Marchisio out of the Euros after doing his knee ligaments :(

Gutted. One of my favourite players to watch. Proper Italian baller

Gutted for him, so sly to get an injury like that right before the tournament
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 18, 2016, 01:30:26 AM
Got him on the back of my Juve shirt :(

Saw him go down and it looked like a shitter of an injury straight away. Very bad timing for him as he's really established himself as the main midfield man for Juventus and Italy over the last couple of seasons. Don't fancy Italy's chances in his absence with the wider midfield woes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 18, 2016, 01:31:07 AM
Milan's first game under Brocchi coming up.

Given the job seemingly for no other reason than he plays with Berlusconi's favourite diamond formation :snigger:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on April 18, 2016, 01:40:22 AM
Milan's first game under Brocchi coming up.

Given the job seemingly for no other reason than he plays with Berlusconi's favourite diamond formation :snigger:

The former player? Played for lazio?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 18, 2016, 01:43:40 AM
The former player? Played for lazio?

Yeah

Been in charge of the youth team and then promoted last week when Mihajlovic got bunned.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 18, 2016, 01:59:18 AM
Serious lols if Barca blow the league
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 18, 2016, 02:20:06 AM
2-0 down at HT!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on April 18, 2016, 02:57:09 AM
I need another team outside of the PL to watch/follow in case Martinez is back next season and the football is as dire as I expect it to be. I'll still follow Everton, of course, but I'm more than willing to admit that I'm not strong enough to continue watching this dreck for 90 minutes every single week.

I'm partial to the Bundesliga but I'm open to suggestions.

@Alfie Noakes (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3748) -- What can you tell me about Mainz? I don't like that they wear red but it doesn't have to be a deal-breaker.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 18, 2016, 03:05:17 AM
I need another team outside of the PL to watch/follow in case Martinez is back next season and the football is as dire as I expect it to be. I'll still follow Everton, of course, but I'm more than willing to admit that I'm not strong enough to continue watching this dreck for 90 minutes every single week.

I'm partial to the Bundesliga but I'm open to suggestions.

@Alfie Noakes (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3748) -- What can you tell me about Mainz? I don't like that they wear red but it doesn't have to be a deal-breaker.

what are your requirements / preferences for the sort of team you would empathise with?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on April 18, 2016, 03:12:25 AM
what are your requirements / preferences for the sort of team you would empathise with?

Pretty much anyone that isn't perennially in the Champions League.

Preferably with a penchant for finding hidden gems and making forward-thinking managerial appointments.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on April 18, 2016, 03:14:56 AM
how are Valencia not out of sight here?!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on April 18, 2016, 03:20:15 AM
Barca losing 3 on the bounce must be a first in a long time?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 18, 2016, 04:26:42 AM
Pretty much anyone that isn't perennially in the Champions League.

Preferably with a penchant for finding hidden gems and making forward-thinking managerial appointments.

That reads a bit like Mainz!

I've been going since '88 when they were attracting a couple of thousand in the second division. Followed Klopps' whole playing and training career in Mainz. He was obviously one of the reasons for the success, the main reason is the manager Christian Heidel. When Heidel started in '92 Mainz had a 3 million turnover, it's now 78 million (pocket money for the PL!) but it's not just money and growth. Heidel has always seemed to make clever decisions, he sacked a manager 5 days before the beginning of the season and replaced him with... Tuchel.
Unfortunately Heidel's going to Schalke this summer but I'm sure Mainz will be OK haha.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on April 18, 2016, 04:35:53 AM
That reads a bit like Mainz!

I've been going since '88 when they were attracting a couple of thousand in the second division. Followed Klopps' whole playing and training career in Mainz. He was obviously one of the reasons for the success, the main reason is the manager Christian Heidel. When Heidel started in '92 Mainz had a 3 million turnover, it's now 78 million (pocket money for the PL!) but it's not just money and growth. Heidel has always seemed to make clever decisions, he sacked a manager 5 days before the beginning of the season and replaced him with... Tuchel.
Unfortunately Heidel's going to Schalke this summer but I'm sure Mainz will be OK haha.

Do you think they have a strong backroom structure in place to deal with Heidel leaving?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on April 18, 2016, 04:53:45 AM
Barcelona losing three times in a row in the league for the first time since 2003 has closed the league up nicely.

I bet Real thought their win a couple of weeks ago was no more than a moral victory at the time.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 18, 2016, 04:55:58 AM
Do you think they have a strong backroom structure in place to deal with Heidel leaving?

Heidel always said he would only leave if they find the right replacement for him. He played a huge role in the selection of Rouven Schröder, a guy I don't know much about but who cares, I trust Heidel.

So the answer is yes!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on April 18, 2016, 04:57:56 AM
Heidel always said he would only leave if they find the right replacement for him. He played a huge role in the selection of Rouven Schröder, a guy I don't know much about but who cares, I trust Heidel.

So the answer is yes!


Sold!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 18, 2016, 05:19:13 AM
Sold!

Oh come on, don't you want to haggle? What about Freiburg or St. Pauli?  ;D
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 18, 2016, 05:35:31 AM
Can this chap make the difference at Schalke to push them on the level where they should be? They have the fan base, the riches and the youth academy but are so badly run!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on April 18, 2016, 06:01:59 AM
Oh come on, don't you want to haggle? What about Freiburg or St. Pauli?  ;D

Nah, I've had my eye on Mainz for awhile.

Gladbach and Leverkusen are the only teams that might run them close but who wants to hop onto a Champions League bandwagon?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 18, 2016, 07:26:47 AM
Can this chap make the difference at Schalke to push them on the level where they should be? They have the fan base, the riches and the youth academy but are so badly run!

Most importantly, they have lovely kit colours.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on April 18, 2016, 02:38:45 PM
Most importantly, they have lovely kit colours.

Whenever I see Schalke play I think 'ooh this is what it would look like if Adidas made Evertons kit!'
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on April 18, 2016, 05:52:02 PM
Pretty much anyone that isn't perennially in the Champions League.

Preferably with a penchant for finding hidden gems and making forward-thinking managerial appointments.

From the Italian League, Fiorentina comes to mind. They've brought some great players to the forefront, like Baggio, Batistuta, and Montolivo. If you have a higher pain threshold, there also Genoa and Torino. Torino are a team that have underwent two disasters: the 1949 Superga airplane crash, in which the entire team was wiped out, and bankruptcy in 2005. One season saw them being loaned players from each Serie A team. Genoa were the original Serie A champions for a few years in a row, but have struggled since early/mid last century.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Klown-Shoes on April 18, 2016, 06:44:19 PM
valencia beat barcelona, they were just waiting for neville to be shunted out to start performing again. odd.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on April 22, 2016, 01:50:52 AM
@Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741)

Errrr why did AC Milan perform a haka before their game tonight?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on April 22, 2016, 03:45:41 AM
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 22, 2016, 03:49:19 AM
They were actors, not the actual team.

Didn't do much to gee them up though. Just watched the game and they were diabolical.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on April 22, 2016, 05:54:01 AM
You'd be a bit embarrassed if you were one of the few fans watching that.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on April 22, 2016, 12:31:29 PM
You'd be a bit embarrassed if you were one of the few fans watching that.

At least they didn't do it to launch a pink and black kit....
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on April 24, 2016, 02:33:16 AM
https://twitter.com/revistadelaliga/status/723942112429899776
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 25, 2016, 01:44:36 AM
Fiorentina vs Juventus.

@Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108)'s weekend is about to get worse.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 25, 2016, 08:54:09 PM
Daniele Osarto putting in his customery shit house performance. Might as well just ref in his Juve shirt.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 25, 2016, 09:51:01 PM
Fuck off.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 25, 2016, 11:47:34 PM
Fuck off.

MIssed it as I was at work.

From a fan point of view, why the fuck are there games scheduled for an afternoon on a weekday?

No wonder the stands are half empty!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 25, 2016, 11:57:37 PM
MIssed it as I was at work.

From a fan point of view, why the fuck are there games scheduled for an afternoon on a weekday?

No wonder the stands are half empty!

Italian bank holiday
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on April 26, 2016, 03:05:16 AM
MIssed it as I was at work.

From a fan point of view, why the fuck are there games scheduled for an afternoon on a weekday?

No wonder the stands are half empty!

Liberation day!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on April 26, 2016, 08:03:35 AM
@Alfie Noakes (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3748)

For whatever reason, I kept getting errors on my attempted replies to your message so I'm posting this here.

That race for fourth is fascinating -- the teams in the hunt seem to be taking turns dropping the ball.

Let's hope that final match against Hertha means something. It would be brilliant to have two teams battling head-to-head for the last CL spot. Fox Sports here in the U.S. can be spotty with their Bundesliga coverage but I would expect them to have the sense to show that one.

Thanks for turning me on to my official Bundesliga team of choice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 26, 2016, 09:28:11 AM
@Alfie Noakes (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3748)

For whatever reason, I kept getting errors on my attempted replies to your message so I'm posting this here.

That race for fourth is fascinating -- the teams in the hunt seem to be taking turns dropping the ball.

Let's hope that final match against Hertha means something. It would be brilliant to have two teams battling head-to-head for the last CL spot. Fox Sports here in the U.S. can be spotty with their Bundesliga coverage but I would expect them to have the sense to show that one.

Thanks for turning me on to my official Bundesliga team of choice!  :thumbsup:

I actually feel awful  ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 28, 2016, 10:34:36 PM
HUmmels to Bayern.

How depressing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on April 28, 2016, 10:48:18 PM
HUmmels to Bayern.

How depressing.

That's the feeling I get when Juventus buy most of the outstanding players.  ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 28, 2016, 11:27:34 PM
That's the feeling I get when Juventus buy most of the outstanding players.  ;)

Haha. it's a bit like that but while Juve hoover up all the talent from the smaller clubs they're not in a position to buy their clearest challenger's most important players.

I wonder how much of Bayern's structural advantage is the fact that Munich is a much nicer place to live than Dortmund.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 01, 2016, 06:01:03 PM
HUmmels to Bayern.

How depressing.

Uli Hoeneß started all the talk and he doesn't even work for Bayern.
Rummenigge has admitted that Bayern are interested in Hummels.
Hummels denied wanting a Bayern move, calling it "Humbug".
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on May 02, 2016, 01:22:04 AM
Worst haka ever that
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 03, 2016, 07:26:48 PM
ADL stalling on an improved contract for Sarri. Only in Naples.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on May 04, 2016, 05:23:01 PM
ADL stalling on an improved contract for Sarri. Only in Naples.

That's too bad. He's done a great job. I'd take him over Spalletti.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 09, 2016, 06:07:28 PM
The team that threatens to break Bundesliga rules, RB Leipzig, have been promoted to the top division. Managed by the man who missed out to RM to manage Everton Ralk Rangnick.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 11, 2016, 12:51:46 AM
HUmmels to Bayern.

How depressing.

Fuck, I was wrong, he HAS gone to Bayern  :headbang:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on May 11, 2016, 10:41:01 PM
The team that threatens to break Bundesliga rules, RB Leipzig, have been promoted to the top division. Managed by the man who missed out to RM to manage Everton Ralk Rangnick.

Been linked with some good players these.

Already been turned down by volland and Leno though
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 14, 2016, 06:38:48 PM
Off to Mainz in 10 minutes, last game of the season against Berlin. Hoping for the direct qualification into "Yoorp".
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on May 14, 2016, 10:44:25 PM
Looks like Real's alleged bonus offer to Granada if they beat Barca isn't working. Granada 0 Suarez 2 at the moment and Deportivo 0 Ronaldo 2.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 14, 2016, 11:38:58 PM
10 years after winning it, Stuttgart have been relegated from the Bundesliga. Shame

Another fallen giant, Werder survived on the final day after beating Frankfurt to escape the play-off spot and condemn their opponent to that fate instead.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 15, 2016, 01:35:32 AM
Mainz qualify direct into the group phase! Yoorp! Hooray  :clap:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on May 15, 2016, 01:56:17 AM
Mainz qualify direct into the group phase! Yoorp! Hooray  :clap:

Nice work, well done. It hasn't been one of the headline stories of the BL season, probably because it has less of a media appeal, but it is no less remarkable.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 15, 2016, 03:56:58 AM
Wow Calcio is boss.

Going in to the final day Higuain needed to score a hatrick to beat Gunnar Nordahl's record of most goals scored in a single season. And he only fucking did it. Sealed it with an overhead kick from the edge of the area. 36 goals in 35 games.

Also Sassuolo beat Milan to the Europa League after beating Inter 3-1 while Milan rolled over against Roma. (It will revert to Milan if they win the Coppa final which they won't because they're shit.) A perfect summary of the contrasting fortunes of the two clubs over the last three seasons, a massive upset given their respective statures and a great coaching achievement from EDF.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on May 15, 2016, 05:25:09 PM
Going in to the final day Higuain needed to score a hatrick to beat Gunnar Nordahl's record of most goals scored in a single season. And he only fucking did it. Sealed it with an overhead kick from the edge of the area. 36 goals in 35 games.

Almost as magical as Slavkov winning the European golden boot in 1981. :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on May 15, 2016, 05:31:25 PM
Higuain deserves another shot at the big time.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on May 15, 2016, 06:18:30 PM
Higuain deserves another shot at the big time.

@ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) takes offence! (Congrats on the Champions League place, @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296).) He does look a beast though. That last goal was something really pretty:
. His goal celebration needs work though.

I thought Roma's El Shaarawy's goal against his former club, Milan, was quite nice:
. Love this guy. What a contrast to Dzeko who's forgotten where the net is.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 16, 2016, 08:10:15 PM
He is indeed a beast, loved as much as Maradona I would say. Interesting summer ahead for Napoli. There will no doubt be offers for a few players and Sarri is still on this ridiculous one year rolling contract with ADL seemingly reluctant to give him a better deal.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 17, 2016, 10:37:20 PM
"An investigation has been opened after a flurry of bets were placed a Frosinone red card and Mirko Gori was dismissed against Napoli".

So an abnormal betting pattern was discovered and this guy gets himself sent off after 13 minutes for a professional foul followed by dissent.

Doesn't sound good. :wag:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 22, 2016, 03:28:50 AM
I'm probably the only person in Britain watching the Coppa final between Milan and Juventus and I'm paying for it. Truly terrible game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on May 22, 2016, 03:39:55 AM
penalties yesss, come on Bayern.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 22, 2016, 03:41:27 AM
penalties yesss, come on Bayern.

"come on bayern"??
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on May 22, 2016, 03:43:35 AM
"come on bayern"??

yeah i now hate Dortmund since they were all buddies with the shite the other week. Will never forget them singing ynwa on Matthew street together :(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 22, 2016, 03:50:40 AM
yeah i now hate Dortmund since they were all buddies with the shite the other week. Will never forget them singing ynwa on Matthew street together :(

Well you got what you wanted then  >:(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on May 22, 2016, 03:51:26 AM
Well you got what you wanted then  >:(

:)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 22, 2016, 03:53:29 AM
French cup final too.

Zlatan's last PSG game. scored twice.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 22, 2016, 03:54:49 AM
What a shitty day. First of all Wolfsburg win the women's cup, then fucking Man Utd with the FA cup, now Bayern win on penalties... don't know why I bother.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 22, 2016, 04:21:48 AM
I'm probably the only person in Britain watching the Coppa final between Milan and Juventus and I'm paying for it. Truly terrible game.

Morata game off the bench to win it 1-0 in ET. Really hope Juve don't lose him this summer.

Absolutely awful game but big ramifications: Juve do the double in successive seasons which has never happened before; Sassuolo's Europa place is confirmed so well done them; and Milan will surely change their manager again for next season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on May 22, 2016, 05:49:55 AM
I'm not a fan of Juventus on the basis that I like one of the many other Italian clubs and I haven't sold my soul to Satan yet. However, they're an incredibly efficient side and have such a winning mentality which gets them through almost every match no matter how tight it may be. I had absolutely no doubt they were going to win tonight even in extra time and as much as people don't rate Serie A, I think they'd win any league in their current guise.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on May 22, 2016, 03:20:44 PM
So if Barça win tonight that'll be 4 of the 5 big leagues have had teams win the domestic double.

Football is very hegemonic these days.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on May 22, 2016, 03:22:40 PM
I'm not a fan of Juventus on the basis that I like one of the many other Italian clubs and I haven't sold my soul to Satan yet. However, they're an incredibly efficient side and have such a winning mentality which gets them through almost every match no matter how tight it may be. I had absolutely no doubt they were going to win tonight even in extra time and as much as people don't rate Serie A, I think they'd win any league in their current guise.

So you think Juve would win La Liga, up against Barca, Real and Atletico? Not so sure.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 22, 2016, 06:18:57 PM
I'm not a fan of Juventus on the basis that I like one of the many other Italian clubs and I haven't sold my soul to Satan yet. However, they're an incredibly efficient side and have such a winning mentality which gets them through almost every match no matter how tight it may be. I had absolutely no doubt they were going to win tonight even in extra time and as much as people don't rate Serie A, I think they'd win any league in their current guise.

Nah mate it's because they bribe all the refs who give them all the decisions and everyone at FIGC supports Juve and swings things in their favour!

But seriously a fair comment. The sporting structure off the pitch and winning mentality on it guarantees success in today's Calcio climate. Other teams are probably better placed to outclass opponents with the quality of their football (eg. Napoli this season) but they lack players of the mentality of BUffon, Bonucci and others who are winners through-and-through, never give up and rise to the big occasion. The mental element is just as important as the footballing element.

The next step is to challenge for the CL.

As for the La Liga question: they would certainly be in the discussion. They have a better managed, more harmonious sporting structure than Real Madrid and are better than them as a result. Over the course of a 38 game season they're probably about even with Atletico and that leaves Barca as the only unqestionably 'better' team than them. Then again, they might finish 8th as in Spain they would lose that hugely beneficial network of friendly refs ;)

Edit: I'm well aware that I sound like the new ILB always banging on about this lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on May 22, 2016, 06:29:37 PM
and Milan will surely change their manager again for next season.

Twice. Once after they obtain a few poor pre-season results. Berlusconi doesn't like his reputation tarnished.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 23, 2016, 02:30:30 AM
gonna watch Big Unai mastermind Barca's downfall in the same way he did the Shite, before he signs for Everton
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on May 23, 2016, 03:09:28 AM
Mascherano sent off for an absolute nailed on professional foul.  Barcelona players are outraged and fighting each other in their efforts to get in the refs face.  Standard.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on May 23, 2016, 03:10:25 AM
The ref will even this up at the first opportunity.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on May 23, 2016, 03:12:59 AM
The ref will even this up at the first opportunity.

Hopefully not although Barca will be doing their utmost to make this happen for sure.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: sam of the south on May 23, 2016, 03:42:07 AM
Wow, the Cocker-Roach is finally injured! 😳
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on May 23, 2016, 03:46:03 AM
The Sevilla kit they wore on Wednesday was well nicer than this one!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on May 23, 2016, 04:20:04 AM
Hate Barca fucking moaning cunts.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on May 23, 2016, 04:22:59 AM
Dani Alves must cover more ground chasing the ref than he does playing football. Every time the whistle goes he's right in front of the ref before he's even got it out his mouth. 
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on May 23, 2016, 04:24:37 AM
Banega did the same badge pull gesture as he was walking off that Funes  Mori did.  Maybe an Argentinian thing?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on May 23, 2016, 04:27:36 AM
Banega kept them in the final with that red card.

Could be an open 30 minutes here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on May 23, 2016, 05:03:58 AM
I like Barca but they are absolutely intolerable when they just fall over when anyone gets near them like this.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on May 23, 2016, 05:08:35 AM
Sevilla fans are boss, think i might take them as my foreign team.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on May 23, 2016, 05:10:36 AM
Two great assists from Messi.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 23, 2016, 05:29:21 AM
He's clearly taken them as far as he can! Time for a new challenge Mr Emery ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on May 23, 2016, 07:21:19 AM
Always nice to see Suarez get injured. Hopefully he misses the Copa America.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on May 23, 2016, 06:11:45 PM
Always nice to see Suarez get injured. Hopefully he misses the Copa America.

I'm not sure who I dislike more between him and Neymar, who's diving and crying are ridiculous. Sadly, both players are very, very good at scoring goals.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 26, 2016, 02:08:21 PM
Mascherano and Daniel Alves to Juve!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 26, 2016, 07:10:34 PM
Mascherano and Daniel Alves to Juve!

Great players but can't see it myself. Too old and expensive when Marotta has been talking about shopping in Italy and bringing the average age of the squad down. Rumour is Allegri has personlly requested De Sciglio :(

Napoli getting some good business done early with Tonelli and seemingly Vrsajlko.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on May 26, 2016, 08:08:51 PM
Alves always ends up staying in the end anyway.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on May 26, 2016, 08:41:48 PM
Alves is proper shite.

Don't know why barca aren't willing to give Montoya a go.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 26, 2016, 09:42:29 PM
There might be something in it after all as Marotta's latest comments hardly constitute a denial: "we'll see what we can do".

Mascherano would be awesome. One of the world's best players.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on May 26, 2016, 10:06:18 PM
There might be something in it after all as Marotta's latest comments hardly constitute a denial: "we'll see what we can do".

Mascherano would be awesome. One of the world's best players.

How would he fit into the Juve team?

Some great centre halves there like. Maybe a return to DM?

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 26, 2016, 10:23:11 PM
How would he fit into the Juve team?

Some great centre halves there like. Maybe a return to DM?



As the deepest midfielder while the Little Prince is out long term; as an upgrade on Khedira for the right side of the midfield three, especially in tough games; or as a rotation option in a back three. Those are my thoughts.

Fits the profile of what they're looking for in terms of being able to cover multiple roles but I think it's an optimistic one.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: stirlingblue on May 27, 2016, 02:20:33 AM

Alves is proper shite.

Don't know why barca aren't willing to give Montoya a go.

Alves and Messi have a good thing going on, wouldn't want to be the man who splits that up.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 27, 2016, 03:17:23 PM
Great players but can't see it myself. Too old and expensive when Marotta has been talking about shopping in Italy and bringing the average age of the squad down. Rumour is Allegri has personlly requested De Sciglio :(

Napoli getting some good business done early with Tonelli and seemingly Vrsajlko.
Big fan of 'the wall', thought he was outstanding at Empoli and gives us much need options at CB. Likewise Vrsaljko, excellent at Sassuolo and means Hysaj won't have to play every minute of every game!

I actually don't mind DeSciglio, think he could be a player, its difficult to judge anyone properly that plays for Milan.

Do you think Juve will take up their option on Berardi? Read this morning that Napoli are ready to make a move!

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 27, 2016, 03:18:54 PM
On a side note, how do you think Sarri would get on in the PL @hill135
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 27, 2016, 03:38:16 PM
Big fan of 'the wall', thought he was outstanding at Empoli and gives us much need options at CB. Likewise Vrsaljko, excellent at Sassuolo and means Hysaj won't have to play every minute of every game!

I actually don't mind DeSciglio, think he could be a player, its difficult to judge anyone properly that plays for Milan.

Do you think Juve will take up their option on Berardi? Read this morning that Napoli are ready to make a move!



Plus Tonelli knows the Sarri system. It's a no-brainer of a signing.

I want Vrsajlko for us! Never been impressed with MDS since his first Milan season; but I guess the only manager to get good performances out of him has been Allegri so it will be interesting to see how much of his poor form is down to the player or down to the Milan environment and injuries. Remember his red card against Napoli last season within 30 seconds? lolol

Yeah Marotta said Beraradi would be bought back and will stay with the team rather than sold on. Although it's vague how clear this option is as Sass keep talking about selling him to the highest bidder. I like him a lot as a player but no idea where he fits in the side.

I think Sarri would do well because of how meticulously he drills the defence but he also plays sharp, modern football with the high press. Also more space to play in. What do you reckon? You backing him for next Everton manager aha?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 04, 2016, 02:14:28 AM
Inter to be bought out by the guys who own Jangsiu Suning, who went mad buying second rate players for mega fees in the last transfer window.

Looks like both Milan clubs will be in Chinese hands by the start of next season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on June 04, 2016, 07:17:29 PM
Pretty soon, all things Italian will be owned by the Chinese. When I was in Rome two years ago, the number of Chinese-owned tourist shops and Chinese sales clerks was astounding, as were the waves of Chinese tourists. Luckily, Rome doesn't have a cherry blossom festival (that I'm aware of) and desperately needs to be exposed to other cuisines.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on June 04, 2016, 08:44:38 PM
Pretty soon, all things Italian will be owned by the Chinese. When I was in Rome two years ago, the number of Chinese-owned tourist shops and Chinese sales clerks was astounding, as were the waves of Chinese tourists. Luckily, Rome doesn't have a cherry blossom festival (that I'm aware of) and desperately needs to be exposed to other cuisines.
I went to Naples last year and a Chinese restaurant wasn't allowed to open due to "the diluting of Italian Culture"
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on June 05, 2016, 06:22:15 PM
I went to Naples last year and a Chinese restaurant wasn't allowed to open due to "the diluting of Italian Culture"

I really enjoyed seeing Naples 25 years ago, but I think I'd have needed a local guide to see it properly. As I rode the underground in Rome, I people watched, and it occurred to me that Roman faces had strongly varying features, from North African noses to Teutonic hair. Rome is a melting pot of former slaves and conquerors. It's just been a long time since they've undergone any significant immigration, so they aren't coping that well with it. It makes me appreciate Toronto more.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on June 13, 2016, 08:13:01 PM
Haha. it's a bit like that but while Juve hoover up all the talent from the smaller clubs they're not in a position to buy their clearest challenger's most important players.

(With all due respect to Napoli ...) Pardon me, sir?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 13, 2016, 08:51:49 PM
(With all due respect to Napoli ...) Pardon me, sir?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck0m31CVAAAqnjj.jpg)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 14, 2016, 01:38:28 AM
Done

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ck2DbEFXAAAtUXd.jpg)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on June 14, 2016, 05:58:51 AM
One meme had Totti directing Sabatini to sell the Bosnian, then later in despair explaining that he meant Dzeko after Pjanic was sold.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 16, 2016, 06:57:58 PM
Bielsa to Lazio. One for @kramer0 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4360) to keep an eye on.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on June 29, 2016, 04:43:17 AM
Vincenzo Montella takes over at Milan - a compromise between Berlusconi and the Chinese blokes aiming to buy the club.

Why didn't they just appoint him a year ago when he was free lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on June 29, 2016, 04:20:21 PM
Vincenzo Montella takes over at Milan - a compromise between Berlusconi and the Chinese blokes aiming to buy the club.

Why didn't they just appoint him a year ago when he was free lolol

How are Sampdoria feeling about that? lolol

Decent appointment from Milan for once.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on July 08, 2016, 09:36:09 PM
Biesla has fucked Lazio off after 2 days! Odds on for the Argentina job.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on July 09, 2016, 12:43:53 AM
He probably arrived in Rome thinking it was the Roma job ...
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on July 09, 2016, 01:26:10 AM
It was always a risk!

Don't know why they ummed and ahhed over appointing Prandelli. Good manager in my view.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on July 16, 2016, 12:44:38 AM
Fuck Juve.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on July 21, 2016, 02:16:38 AM
Gotze back to Dortmund.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on July 21, 2016, 03:35:45 PM
Gotze back to Dortmund.



Cheeky bastard
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 27, 2016, 06:37:29 PM
http://www.gazzettaworld.com/news/transfer-market/rumour/ajax-milik-napoli-higuain-cash/?

Arkadiusz seemingly off to Napoli to replace Higuain

30m euros/£25m doesn't seem that much mind....
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on July 28, 2016, 06:06:44 PM
So, effectively, Juventus have bought a major piece of each of their two main competitors. While this has occurred in the past, as Juve have had the Agnelli family (Fiat) behind them for years, the CL payout cycle has really cemented this. Italy has been turned into another Spain, but with only one top team instead of two. A bit depressing.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on July 28, 2016, 07:31:09 PM

So, effectively, Juventus have bought a major piece of each of their two main competitors. While this has occurred in the past, as Juve have had the Agnelli family (Fiat) behind them for years, the CL payout cycle has really cemented this. Italy has been turned into another Spain, but with only one top team instead of two. A bit depressing.

A bit like Germany too.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on July 28, 2016, 09:48:00 PM
The CL will cause domestic competitions to become a farce. They wanted to form a European super league years ago, and I think they will get what they wanted in the not-too-distant future. Watching the same teams win the league over and over again just isn't entertaining. Juventus have won five years in a row. Bayern four. PSG four. Barcelona six of the last eight.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on July 28, 2016, 10:26:05 PM

The CL will cause domestic competitions to become a farce. They wanted to form a European super league years ago, and I think they will get what they wanted in the not-too-distant future. Watching the same teams win the league over and over again just isn't entertaining. Juventus have won five years in a row. Bayern four. PSG four. Barcelona six of the last eight.

Not much rotation in the latter stages of the CL with a lot depending on if the obvious teams mess up in the groups and draw each other in the last 16.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on July 28, 2016, 10:34:34 PM
The CL definitely has a distorting impact on domestic football - particularly in the smaller leagues where there is maybe one place which have been unbalanced for a generation.

In Italy, the league could do more to make it more competitive like: addressing the unequal distribution of TV money; enforcing better standards of financial management; addressing youth development; making a plan to win back that fourth CL spot etc.

But let's face it, individual clubs are culpable too: Inter and Milan have been a laughing stock for the best part of 10 years and show no sign of getting their house in order; while Roma  - who admittedly do find it difficult to keep hold of their players due to FFP and other reasons - show little inclination to build a settled team.

Teams like Napoli, Dortmund, Atletico Madrid have shown you can crash the party if you are well run, but permanently unsettling the hegemony of their respective leagues hasn't proven possible yet.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on July 29, 2016, 02:52:59 AM
You're generally right, @hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741), but money does allow teams to get a head start. Juve have had the means to construct a purpose-built stadium, something that has boosted their income. Roma are only getting around to moving on that task now. Milan have been jokes for a long time, as they've assembled teams for spectacle and not league position. Inter got burned out from Mourinho and they've appointed poor managers since. Roma have consistently bought other clubs' rejects, such as Cole, Dzeko, and Maicon instead of investing in youth. Napoli don't have to share a city's population with another club, so they do well, and football is a cult in Naples. The only team I see being able to mount any sort of challenge whatsoever to Juve this upcoming year is Napoli. You've said it yourself though:

permanently unsettling the hegemony of their respective leagues hasn't proven possible yet.

I don't see it happening any time soon unless Juve start to be poorly managed and, to their credit, that's not been the case for a while now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 02, 2016, 03:47:53 AM
Milik to Napoli done. He will wear the numer 99 shirt.

Looks more of a second striker to me: back to the 4-3-1-2 @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) ?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 02, 2016, 06:45:12 PM

Milik to Napoli done. He will wear the numer 99 shirt.

Looks more of a second striker to me: back to the 4-3-1-2 @ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) ?

Possibly, although the rumour over here is that Sarri wants a front 3 of Insigne, Milik and Icardi. Milik has the 99 shirt as the no.9 is being left for Icardi.

Took my boys to the Nice game last night, unbelievable atmosphere
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 04, 2016, 07:41:50 PM
Possibly, although the rumour over here is that Sarri wants a front 3 of Insigne, Milik and Icardi. Milik has the 99 shirt as the no.9 is being left for Icardi.

Took my boys to the Nice game last night, unbelievable atmosphere

I wonder how they will all fit together then. Milik looks an exciting player to me. I was impressed with him in the Euros and was quietly hoping Everton would make a move for him.

Good to hear you're using your holiday for some serious business of taking in some games :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 08, 2016, 07:13:27 PM
Gabbiadini scored 4 against Monaco in the 5-0 win, we'll swerve Icardi
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on August 09, 2016, 04:21:31 AM
Gabbiadini scored 4 against Monaco in the 5-0 win, we'll swerve Icardi

I do hope that Gabbiadini profits from the room left by Higuain, and that Napoli finish atop of Juve. Icardi's a good player, but to be avoided as he's accompanied by an attention-whoring fleabag.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 09, 2016, 10:57:26 PM
Berlusconi has finally sold up and handed over control of Milan to a Chinese group.

Looks like they're setting about changing the entire structure of the club, handing Berlusconi an honorary role, appointing a new set of directors, and, much to the relief of fans, binning Galliani in favour of a new sporting director. They've also committed to invest big money and clear the large debts within three years.

Interesting to see how it pans out.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 20, 2016, 11:01:41 PM
The proper football starts today
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 21, 2016, 12:32:39 AM
Good way to cap off a great Saturday after an Everton win and an RS loss with a big game to kick us off tonight (no, not Udinese Roma!). Also the result can keep my accumulator alive!

Will you be tuning in @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108)? Predictions? Fiorentina don't seem to have added anyone of note. What's going on?

Saw a little bit of Juve in pre-season. It's fair to say Higuain hasn't taken that brick out of his pocket yet, and he might even have added another in his other pocket ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 21, 2016, 01:02:01 AM
4-2 Fiorentina and a Rossi Hattrick.

In seriousness then I think it'll be similar to the 3-1 last season. Tight match for 70 minutes and then Juve will break away.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 21, 2016, 03:04:17 AM
non-event of a game!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 21, 2016, 03:23:58 AM
The inevitable Higuain goal.

Truly atrocious defending, Tomovic doesn't know what year it is, let alone where he should be on a football pitch.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 21, 2016, 03:42:00 AM
Imagine how many goals Higuain would score if he laid off the pies!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 22, 2016, 12:29:33 AM
Bacca perfect hat trick.

Glad West Ham missed out.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Cereal Killer on August 22, 2016, 07:27:00 PM
Joel Campbell joining Sporting on loan from Arsenal

Leaves Slimani available to join a Premier League team.....  :whistle:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Danny on August 23, 2016, 12:46:02 AM
Sporting seem to have benefited hugely in the last few years now they no longer do the partial ownership deal, I remember reading they packed it in because any time they got a decent player they'd lose them and get given a fraction of their value.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on August 28, 2016, 01:57:01 AM
Just watching Napoli vs Milan

How shit have AC got?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on August 28, 2016, 02:04:28 AM
Interesting Suso is now playing for Milan, despite being average at Liverpool.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2630800-analysing-what-the-future-might-hold-for-suso-at-ac-milan
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on August 28, 2016, 02:10:11 AM
1-0 Napoli.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 28, 2016, 02:10:33 AM
easiest goal Milik will ever score!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on August 28, 2016, 02:19:18 AM
easiest goal Milik will ever score!

I'm liking the Milan keeper and have been since he got threw in the team, did they forge his birth certificate though? No way that guy is 17
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 28, 2016, 02:37:23 AM
I'm liking the Milan keeper and have been since he got threw in the team, did they forge his birth certificate though? No way that guy is 17

Yeah amazing isn't it.

Huge balls for a young guy as well. Saved a penalty in the last minute last week to ensure his team of the three points.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 28, 2016, 02:40:02 AM
Yeah my perception of these two sides was heavily affected by the opening week. Napoli are still a class above.

I thought Milik might struggle at first too but that header... BOOM.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on August 28, 2016, 03:05:30 AM
Koulibally looks nothing like a £40m defender here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on August 28, 2016, 03:15:44 AM
Who saw that coming?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on August 28, 2016, 03:37:49 AM
Niang is a couple of slices short of a loaf.  He's got crazy eyes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on August 28, 2016, 03:44:41 AM
What the actual fuck happened then?  You can't just give the goal?!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on August 28, 2016, 04:04:44 AM
What the actual fuck happened then?  You can't just give the goal?!

@Goaljira (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=4051) your one ahead of me mate i got bored of the game at 2-0, started a game of Football Manager and chatting to mates on  FB and nows its 2-2. FML.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on August 28, 2016, 04:13:20 AM
I know its the trend these days to wear kits at a whim but why are Milan not playing in Red & Black vs  Napoli who play in blue?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on August 28, 2016, 04:16:39 AM
Milan keeper was unlucky there.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on August 28, 2016, 04:28:10 AM
Stream was shit so turned it off at HT

Four conceded in two games for Napoli. They need to tighten up.e
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on August 28, 2016, 04:54:13 AM
Stream was shit so turned it off at HT

Four conceded in two games for Naples. They need to tighten up.

The 4th 'goal' the Milan defender swiped it away before it crossed the line, but instead of sending him off and giving the penalty the ref just awarded the goal and a yellow card?

With the amount of money involved in betting on games, and especially markets such as will there be a penalty, the ref can't just make up the rules!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on August 28, 2016, 05:28:44 AM

Stream was shit so turned it off at HT

Four conceded in two games for Naples. They need to tighten up.

Scored 6 though Maksomovic on his way to play instead of Albiol.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 11, 2016, 02:32:37 AM
RB Leipzig got their first BL win against Dortmund  :o
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on September 11, 2016, 02:40:11 AM
RB Leipzig got their first BL win against Dortmund  :o

Be interesting to see how Oliver Burke gets on there. Slightly strange move for him, there's been a massive hype and now a pretty big transfer fee but at the same time he's not moved to a massive team so can hopefully juggle 'doing well' with 'staying out the limelight' if that's at all possible. All sorts of Gareth Bale comparisons and from the odd time I've seen him I can see where that comes from. 
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 11, 2016, 03:59:58 AM
Alaves beat Barca at the Nou Camp.

Mad
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on September 11, 2016, 05:32:57 AM

Be interesting to see how Oliver Burke gets on there. Slightly strange move for him, there's been a massive hype and now a pretty big transfer fee but at the same time he's not moved to a massive team so can hopefully juggle 'doing well' with 'staying out the limelight' if that's at all possible. All sorts of Gareth Bale comparisons and from the odd time I've seen him I can see where that comes from.

He set up the goal today so not a bad start.

I think it's a wise career move as long as he can get on the field. Leipzig's manager, Ralph Hassenhütl, is quietly excellent and the Red Bull group is generally very good at finding and developing talent. Plus, Burke gets to avoid the English media spotlight, which is a nice bonus.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on September 11, 2016, 09:46:41 PM
Be interesting to see how Oliver Burke gets on there. Slightly strange move for him, there's been a massive hype and now a pretty big transfer fee but at the same time he's not moved to a massive team so can hopefully juggle 'doing well' with 'staying out the limelight' if that's at all possible. All sorts of Gareth Bale comparisons and from the odd time I've seen him I can see where that comes from. 

How's Ryan Guald getting on?

Ain't heard much since he moved abroad.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Gash on September 11, 2016, 09:58:33 PM
How's Ryan Guald getting on?

Ain't heard much since he moved abroad.

He's not really made an impact and has been sent on loan. Still only 21 and I don't think he expected to play much for Sporting straight away but the hype seems to have been over done a little. Plenty 21 year olds are playing every week at a good level.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ryan-gauld-one-top-prospects-8811932.amp
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 12, 2016, 02:48:04 AM
Balotelli scores seven minutes in to his Nice debut!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 12, 2016, 02:50:26 AM
Balotelli scores seven minutes in to his Nice debut!

From a penalty...
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on September 12, 2016, 11:43:07 PM
Balotelli finished with two goals in a 3-2 win. It's been a good start to the season for Nice and they currently sit in second behind Monaco (on goal difference).

I'm looking forward to seeing what Favre can do domestically and in the Europa League. I'm also curious to see if he can coexist with Balotelli for a full season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on September 14, 2016, 02:05:30 AM
Celtic getting spanked by Barca, Messi goal after 3mins
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 18, 2016, 03:37:18 AM
Milik with another brace, off the bench this time.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 18, 2016, 05:23:54 AM
Milik with another brace, off the bench this time.

Bet you can't wait to see Juve batter Inter tomorrow.

Roma v Fiorentina sounds like it could be good. It won't be. But it sounds like it could be. Roma too mentally weak and Fiorentina lacking a bit of 'oomph' at the moment.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on September 18, 2016, 10:56:58 PM
Bet you can't wait to see Juve batter Inter tomorrow.

Roma v Fiorentina sounds like it could be good. It won't be. But it sounds like it could be. Roma too mentally weak and Fiorentina lacking a bit of 'oomph' at the moment.

It will surely be a Juventus win. Seen Inter a couple of times and it looks like we dodged a bullet with De Boer, although difficult circumstances for him.

Won't be able to watch the later game as I'll be en route to the airport. Not really seen Fiorentina so far. Roma look a bit dodgy defensively.

A nice shot of Dani Alves's ass in the changing room there lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on September 19, 2016, 12:28:47 AM
Milik with another brace, off the bench this time.

Every time me/you watch a game with him in including when he was Ajax, he scores.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on September 19, 2016, 01:04:22 AM
I never call anything wrong.

I literally have a 100 percent track record.

It will surely be a Juventus win. Seen Inter a couple of times and it looks like we dodged a bullet with De Boer, although difficult circumstances for him.

I know you were poking fun at yourself earlier but I still wanted to put these two next to each other.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on September 19, 2016, 01:08:07 AM
Bit of a shock there.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 19, 2016, 01:37:11 AM
Big surprise.

Less of a surprise is Icardi scoring his 7th goal in 8 league matches against Juve.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Thomas on September 19, 2016, 02:05:20 AM
Watching Marseille vs Lyon. Is French Football any good? PSG won the league by 31 points last year so........
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on September 19, 2016, 09:46:04 PM
Big surprise.

Less of a surprise is Icardi scoring his 7th goal in 8 league matches against Juve.

got him at 40/1 for the capo
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on September 22, 2016, 03:10:33 AM
OGC Nice beat Monaco 4-0 to go top of Ligue 1.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 02, 2016, 03:30:58 AM
Has anyone ever seen Lukaku's bro have a decent game?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on October 02, 2016, 04:44:10 PM
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Tinga on October 03, 2016, 01:44:47 AM
I really don't like when the English Sky presenters put so much emphasis into the Spanish player names of Barcelona. Does my head in.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on October 17, 2016, 04:29:48 AM
Mainz new Danish goalkeeper Lössl only saved 1 out of 2 penalties today, useless idiot  ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 17, 2016, 05:24:34 PM
Icardi in trouble with the Inter Ultras.

He's good like but he really is a massive bell.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on October 17, 2016, 05:43:37 PM

Icardi in trouble with the Inter Ultras.

He's good like but he really is a massive bell.

I saw that banner but haven't seen what he said?

Did he offer them outside or something along the lines of he's got 20 heads coming down?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on October 17, 2016, 06:13:32 PM
Haha yes, just read about it.

What a bell.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 30, 2016, 01:45:15 AM
Nailed on Higuain is going to put his former side to the sword here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on October 30, 2016, 02:18:22 AM
Nailed on Higuain is going to put his former side to the sword here.

(http://my.fakingnews.firstpost.com/files/2014/06/Paul.jpg)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 30, 2016, 05:47:59 PM
Absolutely inevitable that weren't it.

Don't know how I feel about him not celebrating. Reckon you should windmill if you score against your former club at home.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 30, 2016, 10:26:28 PM
Hoffenheim 3rd in the Bundesliga and unbeaten.

Their manager Julian Nagelsmann is 29.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on October 31, 2016, 01:43:41 AM

Hoffenheim 3rd in the Bundesliga and unbeaten.

Their manager Julian Nagelsmann is 29.

Was reading that Bayern had been after him to be their youth team manager but he turned them down a year or so ago.

Coaching set up seems light years ahead in Germany than here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on October 31, 2016, 01:49:20 AM
Might get one of the Napoli kits

They do a skin tight version and a regular

This might be all the motivation I need to become a total fitness beast, just to look good in the Napoli shirt
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on October 31, 2016, 04:56:06 AM

Hoffenheim 3rd in the Bundesliga and unbeaten.

Their manager Julian Nagelsmann is 29.

Can't believe they didn't give it to Giggs
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on October 31, 2016, 05:23:34 AM
I see RB Leipzig are smashing it as well
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on October 31, 2016, 05:25:34 AM
I see RB Leipzig are smashing it as well
Most hated side in Germany
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on October 31, 2016, 05:30:36 AM
Most hated side in Germany

The story is certainly fascinating.

They have assembled a brilliant young team through great scouting and a very impressive academy system.

But have bypassed a lot of laws in doing so and have cherry picked the best young talent.

Will be interesting to see how the story develops.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 01, 2016, 04:47:43 PM
Frank de Boer sacked by Inter.

Looks like we dodged a bullet to an extent cos they were bad, but it can't be his fault entirely.

What a mess of a club. This is what happens you make managerial appointments on the basis of who's available and nothing else.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Cozzie on November 01, 2016, 05:13:34 PM
Yeah seems a bullet dodged there.

Few people refer to him as the dutch Martinez.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on November 01, 2016, 07:02:51 PM
One of the main issues with de Boer's tactics, from what I gather, is that most of the passing is funneled down the flanks, with the fullbacks doing a lot of the distribution. He doesn't really have a plan for getting his side on the ball in the most profitable area of the field (the middle) and it's hard to create consistently purely from wide areas.

This is what I'm talking about. On a bad day, nobody links to Icardi, which is a real problem.

https://twitter.com/11tegen11/status/792845327694983172 (https://twitter.com/11tegen11/status/792845327694983172)

It appears that Inter weren't good defensively either. His Ajax teams did well because, in spite of attacking issues, they always had a strong defensive record.

It doesn't look like he was the right man for us. Sorry for being such a cunt about not wanting him this summer. A failed stint at Inter doesn't prove me right but I do think my concerns were valid.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on November 01, 2016, 07:11:16 PM
The story is certainly fascinating.

They have assembled a brilliant young team through great scouting and a very impressive academy system.

But have bypassed a lot of laws in doing so and have cherry picked the best young talent.

Will be interesting to see how the story develops.

They also had the added advantage of being able to take talent they've developed at Salzburg and transfer it to Leipzig. Salzburg are a decent side in European competition so that's a massive advantage for a new Bundesliga team, especially considering that a lot of the best players from Austria tend to be good Bundesliga players.

I'd also like to point out that Hassenhütl is a quietly excellent manager. Last season, he finished comfortably mid-table with an Ingolstadt side that probably should have been relegated. Really astute move from Rangnick to bring him on board.

I doubt they're title challengers but I think we can expect to see them in or around the top of the Bundesliga table.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 06, 2016, 10:03:06 PM
Sassuolo have been remarkably disappointing in this season, any idea what's up with them?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on November 06, 2016, 10:04:54 PM
Sassuolo have been remarkably disappointing in this season, any idea what's up with them?
They're shit??
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 07, 2016, 12:37:24 AM
They're shit??

They weren't last season
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 07, 2016, 02:02:23 AM
Sassuolo have been remarkably disappointing in this season, any idea what's up with them?

Small squad, ill-equipped for league and EL. Plus some important injuries perhaps?

Also, they would have three more points but their win against Pescara was cancelled after they subbed on an ineligible player :snigger:
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on November 07, 2016, 06:53:01 PM
Steven N Zonzi has turned himself into one of the best midfielders in the world.

Ridiculous how good he's gone.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jimmywhack on November 07, 2016, 07:16:46 PM
Steven N Zonzi has turned himself into one of the best midfielders in the world.

Ridiculous how good he's gone.
He has always had all the attributes
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 07, 2016, 07:33:34 PM
Seen him a total of one time since he left England but I have to say I'm finding this very hard to believe
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Macca77 on November 07, 2016, 08:08:48 PM
Steven N Zonzi has turned himself into one of the best midfielders in the world.

Ridiculous how good he's gone.

Will be back in the prem soon enough
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on November 19, 2016, 04:41:57 AM
RB top of the bundesliga.

Making an absolute mockery of me and my 4th place finish with them on Fifa.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 19, 2016, 07:05:18 AM
Dortmund vs Bayern, the Madrid derby and the Milan derby all on tv this weekend
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 19, 2016, 07:20:33 AM
Dortmund vs Bayern, the Madrid derby and the Milan derby all on tv this weekend
Two out of three ain't bad, the other is.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 19, 2016, 07:51:32 PM
Every time I see a Sevilla scoreline, they're losing with about ten minutes to go.

I look back later and they've won.
Title: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on November 19, 2016, 08:03:14 PM
Every time I see a Sevilla scoreline, they're losing with about ten minutes to go.

I look back later and they've won.

Sampaoli is great fun. Sevilla look a bit stronger domestically this season and he has them in a strong position to make the knockout stages of the CL as well.

I'm very happy with Koeman but I think we really would have enjoyed the Bielsa-ite approach to football here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 20, 2016, 12:03:38 AM
Watching Dortmund against Bayern, a who's who of players playing against their former clubs here.

Good game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Tinga on November 21, 2016, 05:31:05 PM


I can't say I've seen something like this in Football, ever.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 27, 2016, 08:52:51 PM
Of all the teams to fuck a bet, Juventus are losing 3-0 to Genoa :headbang:

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on November 27, 2016, 08:53:30 PM
Genoa 3-0 Juventus at HT!

Two goals for Diego Simeone's son.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 27, 2016, 08:55:15 PM
A shock like this has been coming for a while. They haven't been playing well.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 29, 2016, 04:33:34 AM
Missed today's Calcio action.

@ForzaItalia (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=296) Napoli must really be regretting not signing another centre-forward with them struggling to put teams to bed. I reckon I'm going cold on our pursuit of Gabbiadini as he's really failed to impress recently. And why has Jorginho been sidelined in recent weeks? One of the league's best midfielders.

@Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108) What's going on with Fiorentina? Serious second season syndrome there. Sounds like Sousa will leave at the end of the season. Is that a good thing?

Meanwhile Milan are flying under Montella, but Berlusconi is again wavering on the finalising of this takeover which looks set to drag on. Mixed feelings for Milan fans maybe.

Bonucci injured for two months is a hammer blow, especially with Chiellini unreliable and Barzagli injured. I reckon the chasing pack can catch up now as Juventus haven't been good.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on December 02, 2016, 03:08:09 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/01/nside-talys-ultras-the-dangerous-fans-who-control-the-game
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 03, 2016, 01:53:35 AM
Napoli vs Inter.

Napoli score a brilliant team goal inside two minutes.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 03, 2016, 01:55:59 AM
2-0

amazing pass from Zielinski!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 03, 2016, 02:14:06 AM
Pretty much a free-for-all after Juventus this season.

No stand out second best team.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 03, 2016, 02:38:59 AM
That first half was a footballing lesson from Napoli.

That Diawara was running the game. If he's been playing like that I can see why he's earned his place.

Even Gabbiadini's playing well ;)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on December 13, 2016, 08:21:21 PM
Really good piece about Valencia and what a basket case club they've become:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/12/valencia-sinking-la-liga-sid-lowe

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on December 14, 2016, 12:08:33 AM
Caught a bit of the Roma - Milan game last night and while it's wasn't A brilliant game I thought Milan have come on a lot under Montella, especially given the age of their team.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 16, 2016, 01:03:31 AM
Genoa Fiorentina was rained off on 27 mins and the rescheduled fixture is 'kicking off' at that point.

Is that the done? Seems quite unusual.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 17, 2016, 04:50:50 PM
Hoffenheim 3rd in the Bundesliga and unbeaten.

Their manager Julian Nagelsmann is 29.

15 games the record stands now.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on December 17, 2016, 06:18:34 PM
It begs the question, is the Bundesliga a bit shit, if Hoffenheim and RBLeipig are in the Top 3 approaching Christmas?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on December 17, 2016, 09:28:49 PM
It begs the question, is the Bundesliga a bit shit, if Hoffenheim and RBLeipig are in the Top 3 approaching Christmas?

Definitely not. The Bundesliga has only one true superpower (Bayern) and, despite being richer than the rest of the pack, clubs like Dortmund and Leverkusen don't have the financial muscle to consistently overpower their competitors. Combine that with all of the talent floating around the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga -- both players and coaches -- and you have the recipe for lots of variance in terms of which clubs are the "best of the rest."

I'm a little fuzzy on the reasons behind Hoffenheim's success, aside from Nagelsmann's apparent managerial talent and some shrewd signings like Kramaric. What Leipzig have done, on the other hand, is a scouting, recruiting, and coaching master class, aided by money (obviously) and the fact that they were able to transfer some top talent from RB Salzburg. Hasenhüttl is an excellent coach (finished mid-table with a should-have-been-relegated Ingolstadt last season) and the players they've brought in fit his system perfectly. That marriage of talent plus system has made a group of good to very good players look excellent (of course, they do have a few standouts like Keita, Forsberg, and Werner who could play for pretty much anybody).

In a way, this Leipzig thing really bums me out. Kenwright had Ralf Rangnick in the room in the summer of 2013 and was apparently blown away with his interview (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/next-everton-manager-ralf-rangnick-1926316 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/next-everton-manager-ralf-rangnick-1926316)). Instead, he chose Martinez, who gave us one brilliant season but ultimately created and left us with a mess. Rangnick might not have been the best manager for us in absolute terms but there's a lot he could have given our players in terms of tactical knowledge, not to mention that he always seems to do well at recruiting young talent. After two or three years, we could have moved him upstairs into a sporting director role, which is what he's been doing for Leipzig (and continues to do today, to great effect).

Obviously, this is pure fantasy on my part. He has some competitive advantages at Leipzig that he wouldn't have had at Everton (money, a network of clubs to mine for talent, etc.). But the football nerd in me looks at how efficiently Leipzig recruit and how well-drilled they are tactically (read about their unique style here: http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2016/12/15/13924976/rb-leipzig-bundesliga-title-naby-keita (http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2016/12/15/13924976/rb-leipzig-bundesliga-title-naby-keita)) and wonders if we could have had something similar.

Plus, all of that young talent is pretty fun to watch.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on December 17, 2016, 09:35:11 PM
Definitely not. The Bundesliga has only one true superpower (Bayern) and, despite being richer than the rest of the pack, clubs like Dortmund and Leverkusen don't have the financial muscle to consistently overpower their competitors. Combine that with all of the talent floating around the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga -- both players and coaches -- and you have the recipe for lots of variance in terms of which clubs are the "best of the rest."

Sorry, my comment was a bit vague. When I say 'is it a bit shit?', I mean in terms of being a competitive force able to compete with the other top leagues. No question they produce excellent players, excellent managers, tactical innovation etc, and clearly it's entertaining to have a fluid situation at the top of the league.

But Bayern cannibalise the other big teams consistently, and none of the other teams are a force in Europe (aside from Dortmund for a few seasons).

Shouldn't a strong league produce more than one team that is consistently capable of winning European trophies? And the lack of competitiveness is hardly doing Bayern any favours either.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on December 17, 2016, 09:52:20 PM
Shouldn't a strong league produce more than one team that is consistently capable of winning European trophies?

It's hard to say... but I'd say no. The criteria you've given really only applies to Spain right now (Real, Barca). Italy (Juve), France (PSG), and Germany (Bayern) each have one realistic entry each season and none of the English clubs have looked anywhere near winning in recent years (although this may well change with the latest injection of managerial talent).

Every once in awhile, one of these leagues produces an additional outsider capable of competing for the CL over the course of a few seasons, like Dortmund under Klopp or Atletico under Simeone (who look to be waning based on the strength of their recent domestic performances). But mostly it's just the superpowers that compete consistently (and Germany is very superpower resistant with its 50+1 rule).
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on December 17, 2016, 11:31:23 PM
It's hard to say... but I'd say no. The criteria you've given really only applies to Spain right now (Real, Barca). Italy (Juve), France (PSG), and Germany (Bayern) each have one realistic entry each season and none of the English clubs have looked anywhere near winning in recent years (although this may well change with the latest injection of managerial talent).

Every once in awhile, one of these leagues produces an additional outsider capable of competing for the CL over the course of a few seasons, like Dortmund under Klopp or Atletico under Simeone (who look to be waning based on the strength of their recent domestic performances). But mostly it's just the superpowers that compete consistently (and Germany is very superpower resistant with its 50+1 rule).

No Europa League/Uefa Cup winners since the 90s either. I take your point about the superclub thing, but still, I think that league should be producing more than one club capable of winning in Europe. Clubs like Leverkusen, Wolfsburg and Schalke flatter to deceive massively.

And I think it's even fair to say that Bayern have even regressed a little.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on December 19, 2016, 03:55:33 AM
Dries Mertens on fire. 7 goals in 2 games, top scorer in the league.

One of the many players I've repeatedly described as shit
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jamokachi on December 21, 2016, 10:49:26 AM
14 points clear at Christmas...

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36994428

What a fucking joke of a league!
Title: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on January 04, 2017, 09:16:22 PM
This is great. Higuain blatantly Photoshops a picture of himself to prove he's not fat.

http://www.90min.com/posts/4346584-twitter-shows-no-mercy-to-juventus-star-after-he-posts-pic-attempting-to-prove-he-s-not-fat (http://www.90min.com/posts/4346584-twitter-shows-no-mercy-to-juventus-star-after-he-posts-pic-attempting-to-prove-he-s-not-fat)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 04, 2017, 11:14:21 PM
The only thing fatter than his waist is his goal tally!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on January 05, 2017, 02:03:58 AM
It isn't Photoshop at all, just general relativity.

His belly bends spacetime.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on January 05, 2017, 04:28:40 AM
This is great. Higuain blatantly Photoshops a picture of himself to prove he's not fat.

http://www.90min.com/posts/4346584-twitter-shows-no-mercy-to-juventus-star-after-he-posts-pic-attempting-to-prove-he-s-not-fat (http://www.90min.com/posts/4346584-twitter-shows-no-mercy-to-juventus-star-after-he-posts-pic-attempting-to-prove-he-s-not-fat)

jagielka should try it
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on January 07, 2017, 02:18:53 AM
The only thing fatter than his waist is his goal tally!

The only thing fatter than his waist is his arse.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 12, 2017, 07:47:41 PM
100 Barca goals for Suarez already.

His game has gone to an even higher level since he left the Shite.

Absolutely hateful player. But he is brilliant.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 14, 2017, 06:28:29 PM
Atalanta seem determined to sell off their homegrown core:

Caldera to Juventus, Gagliardini to Inter and Sportiello to Fiorentina. Yes that's the Calcio food chain but two of those deals are loans! Vultures circling round Kessie as well (us included perhaps). Bizarre way to go about their business.

Good signing there though @Shogun (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1108)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: velimski on January 15, 2017, 02:43:05 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) has gone all James Richardson on us.

Fuck knows what what he's talking about but blimey it sounds good.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 15, 2017, 03:53:15 AM
@hill135 (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=3741) has gone all James Richardson on us.

Fuck knows what what he's talking about but blimey it sounds good.

Genuinely had to google "Sportiello" to make sure he wasn't taking the piss.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 15, 2017, 04:25:01 AM
 :(
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on January 16, 2017, 03:46:34 AM
Fiorentina!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on January 16, 2017, 03:48:29 AM
Everton 4-0 Manchester City
Fiorentina 2-1 Juventus

(https://admin.mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/excited-baby.gif)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: kramer0 on January 16, 2017, 09:39:11 PM
Sevilla in 2nd place, one point ahead of Barca and one point behind Real (who have a game in hand), after this superb late winner from Jovetic ended Real's unbeaten streak. (If they can keep Jovetic fit, he'll be another Monchi masterstroke.)

https://streamable.com/h8jru (https://streamable.com/h8jru)

Sampaoli is doing an incredible job with this team. Really excited to see how they get on in the Champions League.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 17, 2017, 03:08:44 AM
Storming game between Torino and Milan.

Lots of young Italian talent on show. Locatelli is a jewel.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Tinga on January 17, 2017, 04:57:31 AM
wtf are they doing at Juventus?

https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/5odht0/this_is_the_new_juventus_logo/

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jamokachi on January 17, 2017, 11:54:21 AM
wtf are they doing at Juventus?

https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/5odht0/this_is_the_new_juventus_logo/



<shakes head>
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on January 17, 2017, 12:18:35 PM
Proper Everton thing to do
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on January 30, 2017, 05:21:19 AM
Mainz won a point at home to Dortmund today, good stuff.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on February 09, 2017, 07:30:18 PM
Lahm retiring at the end of the season - seems a bit premature.

What an outstanding player.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on February 28, 2017, 10:11:02 PM
Hamburg's last 7 trips to Bayern (oldest first):

6-0
5-0
9-2
3-1
8-0
5-0
8-0

I don't understand how you can get that kind of beating every year.

Surely someone thinks about a nice solid 2-0 loss and move on to the next game.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on March 01, 2017, 03:26:30 AM
Juve in controversial penalty award shocker.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on March 01, 2017, 03:52:22 AM
Hamburg's last 7 trips to Bayern (oldest first):

6-0
5-0
9-2
3-1
8-0
5-0
8-0

I don't understand how you can get that kind of beating every year.

Surely someone thinks about a nice solid 2-0 loss and move on to the next game.

Match fixing?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on March 02, 2017, 07:05:07 PM
Lazio disgracing themselves again.

What a horrible bunch of fascists.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on March 02, 2017, 09:47:28 PM
Lazio disgracing themselves again.

What a horrible bunch of fascists.

Won me £70 though.

Swings and roundabouts
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Audrey Horne on March 03, 2017, 03:47:13 AM
what. a. goal

https://twitter.com/HazSpur92/status/837417706676752389
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Goaljira on March 03, 2017, 04:29:29 AM
what. a. goal

https://twitter.com/HazSpur92/status/837417706676752389
Atletico just look wrong in red shorts.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on March 12, 2017, 10:19:02 PM
Inter thumped Atalanta 7-1

Icardi and Banega both scoring a hat trick.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: GLewis on March 12, 2017, 11:19:43 PM
Watching Hamburg vs Monchengladbach.

Hamburg seem to be terrible every season but somehow stay up.

Anyway decent game so far with both sides having a go. Pretty open so I'd expect more goals (1-1 HT).
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Macca77 on March 13, 2017, 08:26:11 PM
What a goal

http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/10800511/depays-incredible-halfway-line-goal
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 03, 2017, 02:39:34 AM
Why do Napoli hardly ever wear their home kit at home?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 03, 2017, 04:09:47 AM
Weekend going from worse to worse as Mainz fuck up again and drop to 15th. Not looking good at all and home to Leipzig on Wednesday, oh bugger. 
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on April 13, 2017, 09:53:40 PM
AC Milan's takeover finally complete. No more Berlusconi. No one knows these blokes that have taken over so they might be a bunch of jokers.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: claimabstract on April 14, 2017, 10:56:55 PM
Odd as an Italian to see such institutions transfer hands to foreigners. Having said that, Italians in general don't seem particularly good as businessmen.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on April 14, 2017, 11:34:19 PM
AC Milan's takeover finally complete. No more Berlusconi. No one knows these blokes that have taken over so they might be a bunch of jokers.

So no change there then :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 17, 2017, 01:04:10 AM
There's no way I should be looking forward to Tony Adam's Granada debut as much as I am.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: TheRam on April 17, 2017, 02:45:27 AM
There's no way I should be looking forward to Tony Adam's Granada debut as much as I am.

Strange choice to pair him with Lucy Meacock
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Macca77 on April 21, 2017, 05:20:48 PM
Champions League draw done

Madrid derby

Juventus v Monaco
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on April 21, 2017, 05:38:41 PM
Disappointing draw
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on April 23, 2017, 01:00:10 AM
Yes! A point in Munich, great result that and jump up to 13th on GD. Not over yet though.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 23, 2017, 03:01:02 AM
Knew Berna wouldn't score that penalty.

Why try a clever pen against the best pen stopper in Europe?

tit.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on April 23, 2017, 03:43:16 AM
Safe to say that was a bit of a mad one!

Fiorentina 5-4 Inter
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on May 03, 2017, 06:17:39 AM
Here's something you don't often see in Italy.

Pisa can boast the best defensive record in Serie B, only 29 goals conceded in 39 games. They're also dead last, having only scored 22 goals in total. (Yes, they were deducted 4 points but they'd still firmly be in the relegation zone with those points). They had 20 draws too, I think even in Italy that will put fans to the test.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on May 03, 2017, 08:11:58 AM
That's a lean scoring record for sure
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 03, 2017, 06:49:41 PM
This Muntari business is disgraceful!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 14, 2017, 03:07:00 AM
Safe!
Mainz came back from 0:2 down to beat Frankfurt 4:2 this afternoon, should be OK unless they lose their last game 10 nil or something like that.
It was nice to get on the pitch at the end and walk around seeing everything from a different angle  :)
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ForzaItalia on May 21, 2017, 02:59:55 AM
@Shogun
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Sir Stealth on May 21, 2017, 03:16:43 AM
Why are Napoli wearing their away kit at home here?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Risky on May 21, 2017, 03:32:54 AM
Apologies if this has already been discussed, but BT are dropping the European Football show next season.  I'm absolutely livid, it's the best footy show on tv by an absolute mile!
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bob Sacamano on May 21, 2017, 04:24:28 AM
Apologies if this has already been discussed, but BT are dropping the European Football show next season.  I'm absolutely livid, it's the best footy show on tv by an absolute mile!

It makes up for the soccer Saturday atrocity. Might just fuck off back to sky and stream the footy.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Macca77 on May 22, 2017, 01:26:54 AM
Real Madrid champions then?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Macca77 on May 22, 2017, 02:26:44 AM
Worst penalty decision ever in the Barca game, Messi then missed it
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: irishtoffee on May 22, 2017, 03:07:54 AM
Worst penalty decision in years!! Saved anyway but fucking hell

https://twitter.com/dybalance/status/866376990265421824
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on May 27, 2017, 04:50:19 PM
It's championship decider day in Hungary, Honvéd and Videoton (who got to the UEFA Cup final in 85, beating Man United on the way but losing to Real in the final) are equal on points in the first two places, and are going head to head in the last round.

Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: ally2 on May 27, 2017, 05:17:51 PM
It's championship decider day in Hungary, Honvéd and Videoton (who got to the UEFA Cup final in 85, beating Man United on the way but losing to Real in the final) are equal on points in the first two places, and are going head to head in the last round.


Videoton. Videoton. We're forever Videoton.
All for one. One for all. Videoton's the team that plays beautiful football.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on May 27, 2017, 05:32:17 PM
Videoton. Videoton. We're forever Videoton.
All for one. One for all. Videoton's the team that plays beautiful football.

They're also the team (well, one of the teams) that is "sponsored" by the taxpayer, and as such we loathe them.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on May 30, 2017, 04:29:30 PM
Joe Hart named in the Football italia flop XI after making 5 mistakes leading to goals this season lolol
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jamokachi on May 30, 2017, 04:43:32 PM
Joe Hart named in the Football italia flop XI after making 5 mistakes leading to goals this season lolol

And still "experts" want us to go for him. Thinking Royal Blue Podcast here.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Major Clanger on May 30, 2017, 05:00:02 PM
Joe Hart named in the Football italia flop XI after making 5 mistakes leading to goals this season lolol

Mind you, that's still better than Claudio Bravo who avoided making mistakes by standing stock still and letting in every shot on target. But yeah, we probably don't want a keeper with stats like Howard's last season.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 30, 2017, 06:05:00 PM
Dortmund have sacked Thomas Tuchel. Ridiculous decision, would have him at Everton at the drop of a hat.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Confucius on May 31, 2017, 12:03:09 AM
Dortmund have sacked Thomas Tuchel. Ridiculous decision, would have him at Everton at the drop of a hat.


He wasn't sacked for footballing reasons. he didn't get on with the chairman and the board.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on May 31, 2017, 01:13:02 AM

He wasn't sacked for footballing reasons. he didn't get on with the chairman and the board.

Doesn't make it any better though does it?
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Alfie Noakes on June 21, 2017, 09:10:20 PM
Salzburg, Leipzig and Red Bull break the rules but still both allowed to play in the CL. Well, fuck you Uefa.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40348340
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on September 17, 2017, 07:12:48 PM
Dybala on fire
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Bluedylan on September 21, 2017, 02:35:03 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/sep/18/a-stadium-called-wanda-opening-night-at-atletico-madrids-new-home
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: The Analog Kid on September 21, 2017, 03:34:27 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/sep/18/a-stadium-called-wanda-opening-night-at-atletico-madrids-new-home

Wow! I didn't even know they were moving, what a great stadium that is, if a little out the way.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: blueToffee on September 28, 2017, 10:07:23 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/sep/18/a-stadium-called-wanda-opening-night-at-atletico-madrids-new-home

Totally didn't know they were moving, came into the Chelsea game late last night and was wondering where they were :)

Looks amazing, nice touch with the name.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on October 15, 2017, 01:56:29 AM
0-0 but cracking couple of saves already to deny Griezmann
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: hill135 on November 08, 2017, 10:36:13 PM
Discovered the BBC Euro Leagues podcast the other day. Like a radio version of the BT European Football Show with their pundit lineup discussed France, Germany and Italy. Great stuff.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Jamokachi on November 09, 2017, 05:13:42 AM
Discovered the BBC Euro Leagues podcast the other day. Like a radio version of the BT European Football Show with their pundit lineup discussed France, Germany and Italy. Great stuff.

"On the Continent" by The Ramble lads is better imo.
Title: Re: The European Domestic Football Thread.
Post by: Shogun on December 29, 2017, 04:44:47 AM
Montella going to Sevilla

I like Montella and he did pretty great at Fiorentina but I’m surprised he can still land a job like that after his stint at Sampdoria and following sacking at Milan.